Functional programing and Event Sourcing - a pair made in heaven - extended, 2 hours long brainwash

TL;DR: This is talk is a solid introduction to two (supposedly) different topics: FP & ES. I will cover both the theory and the practice. We will emerage ES+FP application starting from ES+OO one.


While reading blogs or attending conferences, you might have heard about Event Sourcing. But didn't you get this feeling, that while there is a lot of theory out there, it is really hard to see a hands-on example? And even if you find some, those are always orbiting around Object Oriented concepts?
Greg Young once said "When we talk about Event Sourcing, current state is a left-fold of previous behaviours. Nothing new to Functional Programmers". If Functional Programming is such a natural concept for event sourced systems, shouldn't they fit together on a single codebase?
In this talk we will quickly introduce Event Sourcing (but without going into details), we will introduce some functional concepts as well (like State monad). Armoured with that knowledge we will try to transform sample ES application (OO-style, tightly coupled with framework) to frameworkless, FP-style solution).
Talk is targeted for beginner and intermediate audience. Examples will be in Scala but nothing fancy - normal syntax.


This talk is an extended version of a presentation "Event Sourcing & Functional Programming - a pair made in heaven". It is enriched with content of presentations: "Monads - asking the right question" and "It's all been done before - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Time Travel".

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