Functional Kotlin with Arrow


Karin-Aleksandra Monoid
Delivery Hero, Senior Software Engineer

Karin is a Senior Software Engineer with a background in various programming languages. Currently, she is specializing in Kotlin and advocating for functional programming (the good parts!). She probably tried your favorite backend language on the frontend (Scala.js and Kotlin/JS).

What is a monad? Do I need a Ph.D. to write in a functional style? How do I do that in Kotlin? And other questions that you were afraid to ask.

In this talk, we'll walk through Arrow Core, the functional companion to the Kotlin standard library. We'll cover both the concepts that every software engineer may add to their project right now and more advanced structures, starting from the non-empty list, going over Validated, and Either followed by monad comprehension.