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Talk: 10:15-11:00 (English)

How to Make Front-End More Functional

Whenever people talk about functional programming, Haskell/Clojure/Erlang come to their mind; whenever we think about front-end development, we think about JavaScript. Front-end development is just as important as backend, so if we can improve on the languages we use for our frontend apps, I think we should do it. ReactJS embraces the modularity concept, using it with ImmutableJS is one of the ways to write our front-end apps in functional ways. ClojureScript and PureScript are both functional languages for front-end, and I will introduce how using them can be even more beneficial.

Julia Gao

Julia Gao is a software developer and a CS student. She currently uses ReactJS and ImmutableJS for work, and learns more about functional programming along with some of the functional programming languages such as Racket and Haskell. She likes to learn new techniques about how to make applications better and write better code to improve ther quality.