Data Types in Elm

Published December 2016

Type safety, like the glass, will allow you to see clearly...and safely

Data Types are the bedrock of Elm, a type safe language and a solid foundation on which to build your application. In this screencast, you’ll see the different primitive types that Elm offers, and how to group these using tuples and lists. You’ll also cover records and union types, providing you with plenty of data modeling options for your applications.

Related Videos


Have your say! or become a member now to take part in the discussion

Meet your instructor
Luke Westby

Luke is a partner and co-founder a HumbleSpark in Chicago, IL. He is an active contributor to the Elm community and can frequently be found giving conference talks, producing audio and video, live-streaming, and discussing the language in Slack. He has contributed to a number of popular Elm projects and maintains a few open source packages himself. Luke is committed to building a strong, inclusive, and engaged community around Elm so that everyone working on web applications can share in the great experience it offers.