Talk in English - UK at PHPBenelux Conference 2017
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Back in the ’40s, Samuel Eilenberg and Saunders Mac Lane started developing an entire new branch of mathematics: Category Theory. This was 10 years after Lambda calculus and 10 years before Lisp. Mathematics offers a powerful and concise language; we can represent a lot of complexity with short equations like E=mc2.
This session will explore how programming can harness maths’ capacity for conciseness and expression, borrowing from Category Theory. We’ll discover algebraic data types that can impact the way we code tremendously. You’ll also learn about functors, monads, applicatives, semigroups and monoids and how they can be used in a PHP context.