New Functional Web Podcast

May 20th, 2009  |  Published in column, functional programming, podcast, REST, web  |  3 Comments  |  Bookmark on

IEEE Computing Now is now featuring a new podcast of my first Functional Web column from the March/April issue of Internet Computing. That was the first issue of this new column, so it’s an introduction to the main topic of the column and what future editions will cover. It describes why I think functional programming languages are making a comeback, briefly compares them to current popular languages, explains why I believe they work well for web development, and describes some of the technologies and ideas future columns will explore.


  1. Nicholas Dronen says:

    May 20th, 2009 at 4:29 pm (#)

    Very cool. A downside is that there’s not an option to subscribe to the feed using Google Reader, and while iTunes can digest the feed, it’s not able to download the podcast itself for some reason. I just wget’ed it instead.

  2. steve says:

    May 20th, 2009 at 6:11 pm (#)

    @Nick: yes, there seems to be a problem with the feed and with accessing the file. I alerted the IEEE folks about 20 minutes ago, so hopefully that’ll be fixed soon.

  3. steve says:

    May 20th, 2009 at 9:07 pm (#)

    The glitch should be corrected now. A bad file that was previously repaired hadn’t made its way to a cache yet.