The Return of Stream I/O

The Return of Stream I/O

The Frontend community is remarkably shifting towards functional programming, with tools like React, Redux, Immutable.js and Elm becoming mainstream. In the early years of Haskell, there were three I/O models: Monads, Continuations, and Streams. While the Monadic I/O has been established as the standard in Haskell, we are seeing the resurgence of variations of Stream I/O in Frontend, through tools like Cycle.js and Elm. In this talk we will explore the benefits and downsides of Stream I/O, and what it promises for the future.


André Staltz

October 04, 2016