Concurrency with Cats Effect

Concurrency with Cats Effect

The Cats Effect library recently reached its 1.0 release, providing powerful data types and type classes for purely functional effectful programming. In this talk, we’ll focus on building programs using fiber based concurrency and the synchronization primitives provided by Cats Effect. We’ll see how FS2 (Functional Streams for Scala) uses such primitives to build more advanced concurrent data types like bounded and unbounded queues. Finally, we’ll see how to apply these techniques to application design.


Michael Pilquist

November 13, 2018