Failure: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Functional Programming

Failure: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Functional Programming

Even correct software fails.

So what happens if we shift the focus of functional programming to reliable systems? Let’s attack the hard and ugly set of programming problems, the solutions that don’t naturally fall out from building a neat library. Let’s apply our functional programming toolkit to delivering systems end-to-end.

This is a talk on reliable systems. What it takes to build them, how functional programming can and is being leveraged, and perhaps of more interest, where current approaches are letting us down.

*This talk was presented as the keynote at YOW Lambdajam 2015 in Brisbane*


Mark Hibberd

May 22, 2015