Beyond JavaScript Frameworks: Writing Reliable Web Apps With Elm

12:30/13:10

In times where a jungle of JavaScript frameworks wants to solve every conceivable problem in web app development, Elm offers a different approach. Elm is a functional language that compiles to JavaScript. It has a user-friendly compiler, a sound type system, built-in immutability and lots of other features that come in handy when developing large, hopefully bug-free, single-page apps. While having fun in the process! In this talk you'll see how Elm works and learn how to use it to build a web app. More importantly, you'll learn the pros and cons of using it over a JavaScript-based solution.

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Erik Wendel

Frontend Lead - BEKK Consulting

Developer and UI tech expert with 5 years experience building large-scale web applications for desktop and mobile in large organizations. Founder and organizer of Oslo Elm Meetup, one of the most active Elm user groups in the World, and the one-day conference Oslo Elm Day. Currently experimenting with Elm in a 400-person consultancy across a variety of web projects.

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