A Pragmatic Introduction to Category Theory - Daniela Sfregola

by Daniela Sfregola 40:32 7923 views 86% Published 4 years ago

This presentation was given as part of Lambda World 2017 by Daniela Sfregola.

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Category Theory has become one of the hot topics in the community. Why is this theory suddenly so interesting for developers? Why are the cool kids talking so much about it? This talk will introduce the general principles of Category Theory in a pragmatic, non-mathematical way. We will show practical examples of how this theory has managed to simplify and solve common challenges that we encounter in our code daily, such as nullable values, error handling, parallel and sequential operations and data validation. Also, we will apply them to create our own category theory library from scratch using Scala and ScalaCheck as the only dependency.



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Lambda World 2017


Lambda World 2017

From 26/10/2017 to 27/10/2017 in Cádiz, Spain