Boring Usecases for Exciting Types
Functional programming, in Scala and in general, is very jargon-y. Words and co-Words such as indexed state transformers, codensity monads and divisible functors are impressive, but without making effort to place them in our day-to-day context, they remain an academic interest. That's a shame, though - these data types and type classes can really make our life easier!
In this talk, I will take 3 plain and business-y use cases and show how they can benefit from some lesser known constructs from functional programming. Boilerplate will be slain, elegance will ensue and hopefully - you will find them useful enough to incorporate in your day-to-day work!