Elm – functional frontend development

Elm is a functional programming language that compiles to JavaScript. Opposed to JavaScript, Elm is statically typed. The compiler type checks the code and guarantees to generate reliable code that will not throw any runtime exceptions. Consequently even the view is statically typed – the templates, which are written in elm-html, are based on the concept of the Virtual DOM, just like in React.

The syntax might look odd at first if you have not worked with a functional programming language before. Nevertheless it is very clear and does not take much time to get used to. The following articles introduce you to the fundamentals of funtional frontend development with Elm.