Guest on Functional Geekery

Posted on March 28, 2017

I was a guest in March 2017 for the podcast Functional Geekery: https://www.functionalgeekery.com/episode-88-justin-woo/.

In the episode, I awkwardly talk about my background and how I got into Purescript and evangelizing it.

In short, I went from writing Java to writing a small amount of Clojure/Clojurescript, lots of Javascript, some Elm, and then started using Purescript afterwards. I started using Haskell after I was already using Purescript, strangely enough. I also talk about some of the things I don’t like about Elm, and why I switched over to using Purescript for my compile-to-JS needs for both Node.js and browser code.

For other perspectives on the whole “why not Elm” topic, you might consider:

But really, you should use at least something other than raw JS.