Introduction to functional programming with Phunkie

Marcello Duarte (09.Jun.2017 at 10:00, 50 min)
Talk at PHP South Coast 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

Been meaning to get to grips with the whole Functional Programming fuss? This gentle introduction, packed with real-world code examples, will explore enough Functional Programming basics to whet your appetite and get you up to speed. We’ll create live coding magic using the beautiful Phunkie REPL, and will cover everything from function composition and pure functions, to high order functions, currying, pattern matching, and the power of lists – all in PHP, thanks to Phunkie!

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Rating: 4 of 5

09.Jun.2017 at 11:45 by Liam Wiltshire (107 comments) via joind.in Android app

Not your usual introduction to functional programming! Not something I have much experience in, but something I'm certainly going to look into more.

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Jun.2017 at 22:20 by Ben Plummer (44 comments)

An entertaining talk covering an introduction to functional programming. The content covered, including the use of Phunkie, was interesting and is something I'll look more into. In my opinion, there could have been more analysis into when the functional programming approach is appropriate and more on what the benefits are over other approaches but overall I enjoyed it. Thanks!

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Jun.2017 at 22:56 by Antonis Pavlakis (108 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A very enjoyable talk. Liked the delivery and most of it made a lot of sense. The only thing I was missing was some examples on when to use it. In which use cases should I be using it.

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Jun.2017 at 23:42 by Matt Brunt (57 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The breakdown of concepts that I'd struggled to get previously into simple, easy to understand explanations was great.

Phunkie looks like a really neat library, and I liked the demonstration showing how the tool can work, that was really neat.

Some more examples on when to use such an approach would have been good.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Jun.2017 at 12:52 by Jason Stanley (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Phunkie looks good. Functional programming wasn't something I wasn't too familiar with but gave a good crash course in the subject matter. The only issue for me is that the code slides didn't have syntax highlighting which made them a little difficult to read.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Jun.2017 at 20:37 by Tim Stamp (23 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nice overview of functional, good examples and thought provoking approach to PHP dev.
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Rating: 4 of 5

10.Jun.2017 at 22:26 by Chris Emerson (50 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was really interesting - it's a big paradigm shift though! I did find some of the library usage examples a bit tough to follow, but I'm certainly going to investigate further.

I'm reminded of "the curse of functional programming" - once you learn what functional programming is, you lose the ability to explain it to anyone else! I think you did a great job of explaining the advantages of it in the first half of the talk though.

Rating: 3 of 5

12.Jun.2017 at 19:24 by Naomi Gotts (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I probably didn't have enough pre-knowlege to truly take the most from this talk, but still good to learn new things!

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Jun.2017 at 20:54 by Dave Liddament (69 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A good talk. I didn't quite grasp the grid game example at first. Maybe a little more time explaining that would have helped?

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Jun.2017 at 20:56 by Nigel Greenway (59 comments) via Web2 LIVE

There is some buzz about functional programming around me at the moment and I am still awaiting to have a play around with it. The talk helped a little more and I understand composition a bit more but I feel like the examples were not the best. With something like this that is a complete paradigm shift I would personally would have enjoyed a real world example that was closer to the web. That said, it was enjoyable to watch and well presented.

Rating: 5 of 5

14.Jun.2017 at 22:10 by Giorgio Sironi (75 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The first time in my life I felt I understood monads.

Rating: 3 of 5

15.Jun.2017 at 22:50 by Neil Nand (46 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Certainly a good way to give a talk on functional programming and introduce the Phunkie framework but I have a very limited knowledge of functional programming so could only follow so far.

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