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Elm: Getting Started

by Mike Van Sickle

This course will introduce you to the Elm language and show you why it might be worth adding to your language portfolio..

What you'll learn

For a front-end web development technology to be taken seriously, it must offer something truly unique that makes it stand out in a saturated field. Applications written in the Elm language are lightning fast and almost immune to run-time exceptions. Making it a very attractive option for developers whose customers are increasingly sensitive to the performance and quality.

In this course, Elm: Getting Started, you’ll learn to create preformant and robust front-end web applications. First, you’ll explore what a functional language is and how Elm attempts to make functional programming more accessible. Next, you’ll discover how to execute common programming tasks, such as declaring variables and functions with Elm. Finally, you’ll learn how to use Elm to build complex and robust front-end web applications. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Elm needed to create new applications or integrate Elm into an existing application.

About the author

Michael Van Sickle is an application architect in Akron, Ohio. He started his career as a mechanical engineer, designing components for the automotive industry, before changing to software engineering. He is passionate about learning new programming languages and is comfortable working in Java, C#, JavaScript, PHP, and F#. Mike also loves learning about user experience design and is taking a lead role in his company's attempt to make applications that are elegant and simple. When he i... more

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