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Pursuing the Strong, Not So Silent Type: A Haskell Story

  • Katie Miller
  • 00:19:58

In recent months Katie's Facebook team has completely replaced an in-house interpreted language, moving to a strong and statically typed Haskell DSL called Haxl. Dozens of Facebook developers have become functional programmers, using the open-source Haxl framework to battle spam at scale. This talk will explain how Haskell shines in this context, bust a few myths about the language, and highlight lessons Rubyists and Haskellers could learn from each other.

  • Functional Programmer. Lambda Ladies Co-Founder. Facebook Software Engineer.

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