Functional Programming

Modern programming in practice

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.

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

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

Abstract away boilerplate commonly found in popluar programming languages.

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

The metaphorical rug isn't pulled from under your feet with small, reusable functions that don't tarnish the environment.

This highly abstract environment leads to automated testing.

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.

September 20th, 2016

Functional Game Development

While functional programming is making huge inroads in areas like web development and distributed computing, there is one kind of software where its use is still rare: games. The vast majority of games today, from the small indie variety up to triple-A titles, are written in a mostly standard way, filled with mutable variables and large object hierarchies.

Jun 21st, 2016

Practical Functional Programming: The Virtues of Laziness

When you're new to Functional Programming, or struggling to learn it after coming from an Object Oriented background, you're likely to ask: "This is so different, what's the practical aspect?"

Nov 20th, 2012

Don't Fear the Monad

Functional programming is increasing in popularity these days given the inherent problems with shared mutable state that is rife in the imperative world. As we march on to a world of multi and many-core chipsets, software engineering must evolve to better equip software engineers with the tools to exploit the vast power of multiple core processors as it won't come for free as it did in the recent past which was predictably based on Moore's law.

May 17th, 2016

Bare Metal Functional Programming With Symbolics

The Symbolic's Lisp Machine is an amazing and unique computer designed with one thing in mind: run functional programs as fast as possible using hardware specifically designed for the language!

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