Persistent Data Structures in System Design

Persistent Data Structures in System Design

Persistent data structures are a powerful tool in the functional programming toolbox, allowing us to work with changing data without sacrificing referential transparency. However the use of persistent data structures often stops with the program, the resulting code flung over the wall to be built and deployed in non-referentially transparent systems. In this talk we will see that it doesn't have to be this way and explore system designs that leverage the techniques of persistent data structures to recover referential transparency in the ever changing world of builds and deployments.


Adelbert Chang

January 09, 2018