Archive for January 2016

Discovering Elm

Just discovered the Elm language, and have been working through the excellent introductory videos offered by Pragmatic Studio. After messing around with several Javascript MVC frameworks (including lots of time wasted simply trying to get the right combination of tools working), struggling through out-of-date documentation and half-baked tutorials, Elm is a breath of fresh air.

Ossi Hanihinen's recent article, How Elm made our work better, is a very good summary of the language and its many attractions.

Although (like many other language) Elm compiles easily to Javascript, I'm looking forward to widespread support for WebAssembly so that Javascript is no longer the so-called 'assembler of the web'.