LambdaLounge: 21st Sep, Exploring Unison in… er… unison

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Hakim C

Sep 6, 2020, 5:33:31 AM9/6/20

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For our September online meetup (7pm UK time, Mon 21st Sep), we’ll do something a little different, and explore Unison <> together!

Unison is an open source functional programming language based on a simple idea with big implications: code is content-addressed and immutable.’

Unison has been on our ‘That Looks Interesting’ list for a long time. At this meeting, we’ll live stream our first steps with the programming language, the environment, and see what we can learn.

Join us and help shape the exploration by commenting on our YouTube stream or Discord page.

Obviously in the strange times that we live in we can’t go to the pub after the talks, however please do join us on our new discord server. We are still getting setup with this, so let us know if there is anything you would like to see on there.

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Hakim C

Sep 7, 2020, 11:49:26 AM9/7/20
Really nice post from Lee on the Ruby list about Unison, I thought might be of interest to other communities too :-)

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From: Lee Hambley
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2020 at 08:59
Subject: [NWRUG] Re: LambdaLounge: 21st Sep, Exploring Unison in… er… unison
To: North West Ruby User Group (NWRUG) <>

If you haven't been exposed to the unison language at all yet, two data points that might help you decide:

- One of the authors (two?) are co-authors of the `FP in Scala` book which is amazing, and gets glowing reviews - Paul Chiusano. He's also a huge language nerd in the best possible way, and speaks excellently about it.
- For me, as a Rubyist, knowing the background of smalltalk and some of the early "what OOP was supposed to be" and the smalltalk approach to running your code in a perennial environment where nothing ever starts or stops, Unison really, really speaks to me as awakening some long-lost ideas from the glory days of language design before everything was overtaken by variations on procedural OOP derived things with a C-like syntax. is an amazing video to maybe give you a taster of why Unison might be the most interesting programming language I've noticed in the last decade.
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Hakim C

Sep 21, 2020, 4:57:25 AM9/21/20
Hey everyone, this is tonight!  Details in thread below. (Feel free to just join the YouTube channel at 7pm)

I've been playing with Unison over the last week and am quite excited about it, hope to show you some fun demos, and then will work with your suggestions on something interesting.


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