Functional Programming

Rocking the Boat of the Silicon Harbor

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#, 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.

November 5th, 2019

Lambda Calculus

Lambda Calculus isn’t just a fancy word: it defines our software, our numbers and perhaps even reality itself.

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?"

April 19th, 2022

State of the Functional World

Our first meeting since the pandemic! A nice face to face will help with those pandemic-blues where we discuss the state of the Functional Programming world and more!

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.

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.

Apr 27th, 2023


>Wecome to uLisp!

Welcome to your personal Lisp Machine! This is a 32-bit computer with limited memory and little permanent storage.

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