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Elm is a pure, functional language that compiles to javascript
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46 Exercises

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About Elm

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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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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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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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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Anthony Deschamps https://github.com/adeschamps

I use Elm for hobby projects and occasionally at work. I like it for a lot of technical reasons, but most of all for the great community.
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Wolfgang Schuster https://github.com/wolfadex

I love Elm for it's explicitness and beautiful error messages. I've work with Elm professionally, as well as in my hobby projects. I've coding since 2006 and have been building web apps professionally since 2012.
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Christoph Lipp https://github.com/ser1us

I use Elm for all my personal projects where I need a frontend framework (instead of React for example). Elm's development is "slow" compared to other languages but this makes it even more appealing to me.
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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.
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.

Phone Number
easy
parsing
transforming
Accumulate
easy
recursion
transforming
Hello World
easy
strings
Pythagorean Triplet
medium
algorithms
conditionals
loops
integers
math
Twelve Days
medium
conditionals
strings
text formatting
Leap
easy
conditionals
integers
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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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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