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module HelloWorld exposing (helloWorld)


helloWorld : Maybe String -> String
helloWorld maybeName =
    case maybeName of
        Nothing ->
            "Hello, World!"

        Just name ->
            "Hello, " ++ name ++ "!"

Elm describes itself as a "delightful language for reliable webapps". It aims at producing web applications with great performances and no runtime exception.

Concretly, it is a functional programming language compiling to JavaScript. Its syntax and features originated from the ML family of languages, such as Haskell, but with a strong emphasis on learnability and simplicity.

You can learn more about elm on the official website, elm-lang.org. Newcomers should start with the elm guide, located at guide.elm-lang.org.

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What I like about it is that I am able to solve the challenges in a TDD way working in a environment that I am familiar (my own PC not a browser IDE) and the cherry on the top of the cake is that I have access to code reviews.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

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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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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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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Vasanth Pappu

I am drawn to Elm because it is a safe, reliable, and refactorable alternative to building webapps. It's an approachable language that not only supports the dynamic nature of greenfield projects, but it can also be adopted in small steps within legacy apps implemented in other front-end solutions.
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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.
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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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Christoph Lipp https://github.com/ser1us

I use Elm for all my personal projects where I need a frontend framework (instead of React for example). Elm's development is "slow" compared to other languages but this makes it even more appealing to me.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Elm exercises

These are a few of the 46 exercises on the Elm track. You can see all the exercises here.

Run Length Encoding
medium
algorithms
transforming
Pascal's Triangle
medium
lists
math
recursion
Say
hard
strings
text formatting
transforming
Isogram
easy
filtering
strings
Triangle
easy
misc
Roman Numerals
medium
recursion
transforming
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Elm Track maintainers

The Elm Maintainers are the brains behind the Elm Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Kenneth Bogner

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Matthieu Pizenberg

Passionate about robotics, photo, computer vision, and raclette!
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I am a software lead / manager / architect type thing. I mostly program in Elm, C#, Python, Typescript and Delphi. I mentor on Exercism and for Code First Girls

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