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Elm is a pure, functional language that compiles to javascript
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About Elm

module HelloWorld exposing (helloWorld)


helloWorld : Maybe String -> String
helloWorld name =
    case name of
        Just name_ ->
            "Hello, " ++ name_ ++ "!"

        Nothing ->
            "Hello, World!"

Elm is a pure, functional language that compiles to javascript.

It was designed by Evan Czaplicki as part of writing his thesis on Concurrent FRP for Functional GUIs and evolved into a language to help make making user interfaces better.

Elm's goal is to be the simplest and best language for making web-based user interfaces.

Elm aims to completely eliminate runtime exceptions by combining an aggressively helpful compiler with solid architectural principles.

You can learn more about Elm at the official website.

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Meet the Elm Track mentors

Once you join the Elm language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Nat Knight website

I like Elm for its friendliness: I'm more confident in my Elm code than I am in code in any other language, and I never feel pressured to use things I don't understand.
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Michael Glass website

I like elm and also I like you. I love elm because it's so easy to refactor my first draft into something beautiful. I hope you do, too.
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Anthony Deschamps https://github.com/adeschamps

I use Elm for hobby projects and occasionally at work. I like it for a lot of technical reasons, but most of all for the great community.
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Yeong Sheng, Tan https://github.com/yeongsheng-tan

I was working on our front-end EmberJS codebase back in 2014, and beginning to toy with ReactJS. Given I've not touched Javascript since 2005, EmberJS and ReactJS did not feel right at home for me. Then Redux came along, and that was when I found elm-lang which did everything that React+Redux provided, with a friendly compiler, less boiler-plate code, and the safety of no runtime ever once it compiles.
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Percy Grunwald

If it compiles, it will work forever. I've never written applications with fewer runtime errors than I have in Elm. Don't let the learning curve disuade you, once you're proficient in Elm you won't look back.
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Aaron Strick website

Elm was my introduction to typed languages and a gateway for me to functional programming. I was lucky enough to learn it on the job, and have since adopted it as my main frontend language.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Elm exercises

These are a few of the 43 exercises on the Elm track. You can see all the exercises here.

Triangle
easy
misc
Difference Of Squares
easy
integers
math
Raindrops
easy
filtering
text formatting
Transpose
medium
misc
Collatz Conjecture
easy
math
Anagram
easy
misc

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