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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.

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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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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Nat Knight website

I like Elm for its friendliness: I'm more confident in my Elm code than I am in code in any other language, and I never feel pressured to use things I don't understand.
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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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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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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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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.
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.

Sublist
medium
lists
recursion
Raindrops
easy
filtering
text formatting
Bob
easy
conditionals
strings
text formatting
Strain
easy
filtering
sequences
Run Length Encoding
medium
algorithms
transforming
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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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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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