Building a web app with functional programming - Intro29 Feb 2020
- Building a web app with functional programming series
- Definition of production ready
- Elm - part I
- Elm - part II
- Haskell - part I
- Haskell - part II
While working at my previous company, I felt like building a Postman like web app, a dead simple rest client.
As a former Ruby/Scala developer, I also wanted to learn more about functional programming and I thought it’d be fun to create from scratch a web app using only FP languages.
And so is born the idea of Patchgirl, a web app built solely with functional programming languages (FP).
In the process of building Patchgirl, I also wanted to write feedbacks on my journey to reflect on:
- What brought me pure joy
- What made me tear my hair out
- Explain whether I consider the technologies I’ve used as production ready
Hopefully, this series will interest developers with no to few experience with FP.
In this series of Building a web app with FP, I will talk about my experience with the languages I’ve picked to make Patchgirl.
The single page app is built with Elm. The backend API was written with Haskell/Servant and everything runs under NixOS.
All three will be discussed in this series.
Alright, we are set, let’s start this series with the first part with the delightful Elm.