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

Concretely, 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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Nathan Chere https://nathanchere.com.au

I like to code.
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SiriusStarr https://github.com/SiriusStarr

My phone, laptop, and desktop are hostnamed Functor, Applicative, and Monad (respectively); that should tell you how I feel about FP. Elm was my gateway language to that wonderful world, and it can be yours too!
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Jake Varness GitHub Page

Elm is a great language for folks to learn functional programming. Elm was the first functional programming language I've learned, and is great for teaching fundamental concepts and paradigms used when creating single-page web applications!
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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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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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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.
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.

Nucleotide Count
easy
maps
strings
Pangram
easy
booleans
strings
Wordy
hard
parsing
Atbash Cipher
medium
algorithms
strings
transforming
ETL
easy
maps
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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Cedd Burge Blog posts

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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Matthieu Pizenberg

Passionate about robotics, photo, computer vision, and raclette!
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Kenneth Bogner

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