13 –14 May 2013
Erik is a former hockey player turned programmer, currently working at Miles. In his limited spare time he's working on a tool for documenting and visualizing system architecture, which they hope will be the same to Enterprise Architect as Git is to CVS.
Most people agree that composabillity is a good thing, but few of us are used to working with or creating good composable abstractions. Why is that? I believe that the languages we use greatly influences the way we think, and if our languages encourage composabillity we are more likely to strive for it in our own programs.
In this talk I will give examples of how first class- and higher order functions in Clojure helps us in create composable abstractions. I will also show how we can take existing APIs and make them more composable using core library functions.
Although the examples will be in Clojure, the same concepts applies to other languages that share the same functional idioms.