Monads, Monoids, and Make Believe.

Brian Lonsdorf, owner of loop/recur, wants to take you on a magical safari through the world of functional programming.

With the help of creatures like the Security Meercat and the Business Gorilla, Lonsdorf hopes to shed some light on the confusing world of functional programming. In this talk from HTML5 Dev Conf 3, Lonsdorf explains functors, applicatives, monads, monoids, and more.

And it's all in JavaScript and plain english, so it's easier to understand. If you're just getting started in functional programming this is a good talk to watch. A knowledge of partial application, compositions, and composable functions will help you get the most of this presentation.

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Published December 19, 2012