The Scala Typeclassopedia

A session at JAXConf 2013

Tuesday 4th June, 2013

5:00pm to 6:00pm (PST)

Ad-hoc polymorphism, known most commonly as "type classes" (in Haskell originally, and Scala more recently) or "protocols" (in Clojure), enable us to write highly generic, modular and reusable code. We can easily invent our own type classes as we see fit, but it turns out that several common type classes -- many of which represent mathematical concepts such as "functors" and "monads" -- capture some very useful patterns for software architecture, and end up appearing frequently in many popular libraries. The "Typeclassopedia" will provide a whirlwind tour of these type classes as implemented in the Scalaz library, their operations and how they're used in real-world production code.

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John Kodumal

John Kodumal received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley following research on advanced static analysis techniques.

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm PST

Date Tue 4th June 2013

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