Friday Oct 4
10:15 –
Room 1

A Decision Maker's Guide to Typed Functional Languages

Why are companies quietly using languages like Elm, OCaml, and Haskell?

No development department gets in trouble for going with industry standard languages, but that also means there is sometimes space to gain a considerable advantage over your competetion through language selection.

Drawing from notable success stories like Jane Street, Standard Chartered, Corvus, and Vendr, we will evaluate typed functional languages from a business perspective: What are the concrete business advantages gained by the companies using typed functional languages? When are these advantages likely (and unlikely) to translate to other businesses? And how can a business responsibly evaluate if the same advantages are available in their particular case?

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