QCon day 1: Craftsmanship & functional languages

I had been somewhat apprehensive of the first day of this year’s QCon London as the schedule didn’t really excite me. The “Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About”, “Non-Relational DBs & Web Oriented Data ” and “Solution” tracks aren’t really my thing and the “Dev and Ops: A single team” and “Software Craftsmanship” tracks sounded like jargon-laden fluff tracks that were likely to be full of hot air and waffle, rather than substance. That left just the “Functional Programming” (FP) track. Whilst I’m happy to learn about FP, I didn’t want to spend my whole day on the one track. Thankfully, my worries were baseless and the day turned out to be really very good. Continue reading “QCon day 1: Craftsmanship & functional languages”