Talk: 16:20-17:05 (English)
Across Time and Space: Building Explorative UIs Using a Many-Worlds Interpretation of State
The functional approach to state management in the frontend was first
enabled by React, pioneered by the likes of om.next, Redux, and Elm,
and has ushered in a golden era in web development. It is captured by
the two signatures
view :: DB -> HTML and
mutate :: DB -> Tx ->
DB. What might happen when we start working with more than one world,
i.e. when we replace the notion of mutate with that of
solve :: DB ->
Tx -> [DB]? Using Clojure and Rust, we explore these ideas in the
context of 3DF, a stream processing system based on differential
Nikolas Göbel is a partner at Clockworks and a graduate student at ETH Zurich. He is interested in languages and systems that make programming more declarative and in building tools that augment human thinking and learning. He works mostly in Clojure and Rust.
Malte Sandstede is a partner at Clockworks and a graduate student at TU Munich. He aims to create technology that becomes more than an end in itself — software that is able to convey its inherent beauty to programmers and end-users alike. His language of choice is Clojure.