Functional programming has been popular for quite some time, but now we're seeing that not only ninjas, but aso laymen is starting to use some of the functional paradigms. The same with Reactive programming. Reactive data is not only for blue collar spreadsheet experts or hardcore Verilog programmers.
This talk will introduce the two paradigms combined as Functional Reactive Programming (FRP), first from a small theoretical perspective from its rise in the 90's. After the short theoretical introduction, we'll start live coding and showing practical examples of how we can use the FRP library Bacon.js to do functional reactive coding in the real world!
We'll try to implement different examples live on stage, like using WebSockets or an auto complete search field. I will try to convince and show the attendees how incredible fun it is when using Bacon.js and how we can attain state-less code without asynchronus cludder.