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Talk: 16:20-17:05 (English)

Nikolas Göbel, Malte Sandstede

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, 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 dataflows.

Nikolas Göbel

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

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.