Mainstage
14:45 15:25

Functional programming in Kotlin: exploring Arrow

with Ties van de Ven

Functional programming is gaining popularity and partly because of this people have been switching to Kotlin. Although it fits the paradigm better than Java there is still quite a bit missing to unleash the full power of FP. Arrow is here to fill in the missing bits with things like new data types like Try and Either and Optics. Arrow is the most popular functional programming library for Kotlin. In this talk, we will go through what problems Arrow can solve for you and how it can help you with your everyday programming.

Details

Functional programming is gaining popularity and partly because of this people have been switching to Kotlin. Although it fits the paradigm better than Java there is still quite a bit missing to unleash the full power of FP. Arrow is here to fill in the missing bits with things like new data types like Try and Either and Optics. Arrow is the most popular functional programming library for Kotlin.
In this talk, we will go through what problems Arrow can solve for you and how it can help you with your everyday programming.

Prerequisities

  • Basic kotlin and FP experience is handy but not required.

BIO

Ties is a Senior Software Engineer working for JDriven. He began his career mostly working on fixing bugs in a big monolithic application. This made him passionate about exploring concepts and ways to code to prevent bugs from ever occurring. He embraces this passion in his daily life by helping companies with architecture, programming, and training as a Software Consultant for JDriven.