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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.

Concretely, 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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Cedd Burge Blog Posts

I'm a software lead / architect / manager type thing and I have a strong focus on code quality. Elm is the first functional language I've learned and it's impressively easy. The language has a strong focus on simplicity and a single recommended way of doing things, which is a refreshing change in the Front End world. It sits very well in it's target niche, and the runtime essentially provides an impure abstract syntax tree interpreter, leaving all your code 100% pure / functional. There is a strong and vibrant community, which is both innovative and supportive to newcomers.
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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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Léo Jeusset https://github.com/leojpod

I worked with Elm professionaly and I love it! Trusting the language is such a relief on your mind, as a developer you can really start to express yourself and let the code flow, the compiler will watch your back!
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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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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.
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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.
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.

Leap
easy
conditionals
integers
Sum Of Multiples
easy
lists
transforming
math
Triangle
easy
misc
Pangram
easy
booleans
strings
Wordy
hard
parsing
Pythagorean Triplet
medium
algorithms
conditionals
loops
integers
math
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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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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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Matthieu Pizenberg

Passionate about robotics, photo, computer vision, and raclette!
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Kenneth Bogner

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