Published November 2016
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.
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.