Functional Programming

Elegant weapons for a more civilized age

WELCOME TO FUNCTIONAL SC
Functional Programming is style of crafting software that allows programmers to create simpler software for complex problems, saving you money and time.

We advocate for all functional programming technologies, in many standard programming languages or with one tailored for it such as:
Haskell, Clojure, F#, Scala, Erlang, OCaml, Scala and more.

Based in historic Charleston, South Carolina we are open to all to learn and explore technology.


CORRECT
Powerful type systems shake out many problems before the program even runs.

CONCURRENT
Doing more than one thing at a time is easier with Functional Programming.

EXPRESSIVE
Abstract away boilerplate commonly found in popluar programming languages.

DECLARATIVE
Why tell the computer how to do something when you can just tell it what you want?

NO SIDE EFFECTS
The metaphorical rug isn't pulled from under your feet with small, reusable functions that don't tarnish the environment.

TESTABLE
This highly abstract environment leads to automated testing.

FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING
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February 28th, 2017

F# Type Providers

Introduced in F Sharp 3.0, Type Providers are components that provide types, properties, and methods to an application to facilitate information rich programming. In other words a type provider automatically exposes the types which represent provider’s data structures.

Apr 16th, 2016

Parsing Text with a Virtual Machine

As the saying goes, all the good ideas in computer science came from the 1970s. We'll explore a new library for parsing text that calls upon an old, unconventional approach: compiling parsers to custom bytecode and then running it through an interpreter. Along the way, we'll learn about how PEGs fit a sweet spot between regular expressions and heavier parsers, and how Clojure is an ideal language for writing simple compilers.

April 19th, 2016

Functional Thinking

Concepts of functional programming is made much harder when the developer is also trying to learn a new language, like Haskell, Scala or Clojure at the same time. With that in mind, we focus on relating functional concepts in a common language: Java.

December 20th, 2016

Linguistics and Compilers

Compilers are tools typically used to create binary we call software. Kenneth Miller has some interesting thoughts on extending the metaphor (and tools) to both human and programming languages.

May 1th, 2016

So You Want to Learn Java?

Java is a great software development language. Used by millions of people daily, it's incredibly popular being the the primary language of businesses, Android software development and Minecraft. Java has excellent tool support, offering integrated debugging and many many libraries that can solve many many problems.

July 19th, 2016

Introduction to F#

With a pre-recorded presentation, we explore the unique features that F# offers to functional developers: functions, composition, piping, discriminated unions, active patterns and computation expressions.



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