Why Elm?

Elms are components of many kinds of natural forests...and now the web

About the screencast

Web front end development has gone from playing around with jQuery in the vague hope it’ll work on IE6 as well as Firefox 1 to a giant fabulous, frenetic, unbelievably powerful ecosystem awash with fatigued developers.

The history of compile to JS languages is not a tale of glory either, with Dart having small take-up and CoffeeScript fading away amongst the hundreds that have cropped up and stalled, until now.

Elm is a delightful functional programming language for developers of all abilities to build a great front end…with type safety! Let Luke give you a rundown of the benefits in the first video in our new Elm stream.


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