The Typeclass Pattern, an Alternative to Inheritance

A session at Northeast Scala Symposium 2012

Friday 9th March, 2012

11:25am to 12:00pm (EST)

Beginner-friendly talk introducing the concept of “typeclasses”. What are these “typeclass” things Scala people are always talking about? Where did they come from? How are they expressed in Scala? Are they in the Scala standard library? When might I want to use them instead of other kinds of polymorphism such as inheritance and overloading? (reprise of talk previously delivered at Boston Scala)

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Seth Tisue

likes: compilers, interpreters, functional programming. cohost of @thescalawags podcast. on the Scala team at @Typesafe. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:25am12:00pm EST

Date Fri 9th March 2012

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