[northwestengland.pm] Fwd: [NWRUG] Re: LambdaLounge: 21st Sep, Exploring Unison in… er… unison

Hakim C hakim.cassimally at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 15:49:13 GMT 2020

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) <nwrug-members at googlegroups.com>

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCWtkvDQ2ZI 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.

On Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 11:33:32 UTC+2 osfameron wrote:

> Get tickets on Skiddle <http://skiddle.com/e/13816499>!
> For our September online meetup (7pm UK time, Mon 21st Sep), we’ll do
> something a little different, and explore Unison <
> https://www.unisonweb.org/> 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
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDX8BexQa78&ab_channel=LambdaLounge> or
> Discord <https://discord.gg/mQ9gGQN> 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
> <https://discord.gg/mQ9gGQN>. We are still getting setup with this, so
> let us know if there is anything you would like to see on there.
> Get tickets on Skiddle <http://skiddle.com/e/13816499>!
> Hakim & the LambdaLounge crew
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