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About Elm

Elm In a Nutshell


This is elm the language, not elm, the email client!

Elm is…

  • functional programming language
  • reactive
  • compiled to JavaScript
  • free and open source

Elm has…

  • pure views
  • referential transparency
  • immutable data
  • controlled side effects
  • signals

Elm origins…

  • was designed by Evan Czaplicki as his thesis in 2012
  • governed by the Elm Software Foundation
  • developed in the open on GitHub

Why elm?

Elm’s main focus has always been making front-end development simpler and more robust.

It arguably provides features that resonate with modern front-end development trends e.g. uni-directional event-driven state transforms with immutable data (rather than jQuery hacking the DOM).

Credits and References

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