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Boston, MA /

Intro to Typeclasses with sQuery

Broad Institute 415 Main St , Cambridge, MA (map)

Typeclasses are growing in popularity as a way to work in Scala. They let you decouple your code better, extend existing types that you don't control, and more easily add new functionality.

In this talk, Justin will introduce sQuery, a new typeclass-centric browser library, that is under development to provide an alternative to JavaScript's jQuery. He will use that to demonstrate the power of typeclasses, and show how they let Scala accomplish the same functions as jQuery, in a much more typesafe way.

Mark "Justin" Waks (@jducoeur) is the Architect of Querki (https://www.querki.net/), the small-data platform that lets you quickly and easily build collaborative data-centric Spaces for yourself and your communities. During the data, he works at Artima Inc, provider of books, consulting and training for the Scala community.

Pizza and soft drinks will be provided, sponsored by Chewy.

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