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17th
May 2016
Yojan Shrestha
@shri3k
May 17 2016 14:16
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Raine Virta
@raine
May 17 2016 14:22
there used to be a way at least in the earlier version
Stewart Stewart
@stewSquared
May 17 2016 22:11
Has anyone in this room noticed Scala.js at all?
Scott Sauyet
@CrossEye
May 17 2016 22:34
I hadn't. But I've never found Scala very interesting. If I wanted to use a compile-to-js language, I'd probably want to start with Haskell (PureScript) or perhaps Clojure (ClojureScript) or a dedicated language like Elm. Why do you find it compelling? (Assuming you do. )
Stewart Stewart
@stewSquared
May 17 2016 22:38
The biggest reason I find it compelling is that we use Scala server-side. Isomorphic Scala (shared templating, validation, models, free data serialization, etc) is a pretty wonderful experience.
Stewart Stewart
@stewSquared
May 17 2016 22:41
@CrossEye To be sure, I'm also a big fan of Elm and Clojurescript.
Chet Harrison
@ChetHarrison
May 17 2016 22:41
now If I can just have @CrossEye on the speed dial I should be able to handle all the questions
Stewart Stewart
@stewSquared
May 17 2016 23:37
@CrossEye Also, it has js-interop that is much more natural than that of most alternatives. But yes, to answer you, it wouldn't necessarily be my first choice for pure frontend. It's most compelling if you're already taking advantage of server-interop as well -- it really bridges the gap between front and back-end development.
Stewart Stewart
@stewSquared
May 17 2016 23:43
That said, I'm working for a company that is open to alternative fp solutions for the new frontend we're building up. Basically, we are a genomics-driven cancer drug accelerator that analyzes patient tumors to connect people with therapies. If anyone wants to solve cancer while doing functional frontend work, our Scala team welcomes you :)