Who doesn't want to be able to think less when it comes to Scala? Often described as confusing and complicated, it may seem that you would have to continuously concentrate but Daniel Sivan advises 'thinking less'!
After 10 years of Object Orientated Java, 2 years of Functional Programming in Scala was enough to convince me that I could never switch back. But why? The answer is simple: Functional Scala lets you think less. It reduces the number of moving parts you need to hold in your head, lets you stay focussed and saves your mental stack from overflowing. In this talk, I'll show you how to stop treating Scala as a better Java and start exploring the world of Functional Programming. I'll use code examples to demonstrate a four-step path that'll let you ease yourself into the world of Functional Programming while continuing to deliver production-quality code. With each step we'll learn a new technique, and understand how it leaves you with less to think about: Hopefully, this talk will convince you that Functional Scala leads to code that's easier to hold in your head, and leave you excited about learning a new paradigm.
This talk was given by Daniel Sivan at Scalapeno.