4 posts

WebApps with PureScript & RactiveJS

It’s been a while since I wrote my last article and. Actually, I planned to write the second part of my Scala Crash Course but in the mean time I adopted an orphaned (abandoned?) project called purescript-ractive that’s related to my favorite UI-Library, RactiveJS, and is written in a little, amazing language called PureScript. As many of you already know there are so many different languages that compile to JavaScript. There’s even a COBOL transpiler for JS! Therefore I’ll surely not waste your time discussing the (dis)advantages of Transpiling-to-JS vs. Writing-in-JS. Instead, I’ll try to describe the advantages of PureScript by explaining a small […]

Writing Monads in Scala with Spark-Notebook

Douglas Crockford once said that people who finally understand Monads immediately lose the capability to explain them to others. Well, the few readers of this chaotic blog are lucky: neither I understand them nor am able to explain them anyway. However, I can say in advance that a Monad in Scala is something that implements two methods: map and flatMap. Haskell coders (luckily, they’re certainly not reading this blog) now would say: No, there’s no flatMap but only bind written as >>=. Yes, I know but anyway, we’ll stick with flatMap. And to make this article somewhat cooler we’ll use a […]