Ties van de Ven
Functional programming in Kotlin: exploring Arrow
Ties is a Senior Software Engineer working for JDriven. He began his career mostly working on fixing bugs in a big monolithic application. This made him passionate about exploring concepts and ways to code to prevent bugs from ever occurring. He embraces this passion in his daily life by helping companies with architecture, programming, and training as a Sofware Consultant for JDriven.
Functional programming is gaining popularity and partly because of this people have been switching to Kotlin. Although it fits the paradigm better than Java, there is still quite a bit missing to unleash the full power of FP. Arrow is here to fill in the missing bits with things like new datatypes, e.g. Try, Either, and Optics. Arrow is the most popular functional programming library for Kotlin. In this talk we will go through what problems Arrow can solve for you and how it can help you with your everyday programming.
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