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Wolfgang LoderWeb Applications with Elmhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-2610-0_1

1. Introduction

Wolfgang Loder1 
Vienna, Austria

In 2012, the first versions of a new functional language were published. It was based on Haskell and was called Elm; it was mentioned here and there as one of the upcoming programming languages for the web.

A few years later, I came across the term reactive programming . At that time Facebook’s React framework was becoming the latest hype, and similar frameworks were popping up in the user-interface development space. Reactive user interfaces are nothing new—they were researched before graphical interfaces were mainstream. I became interested in knowing more about how this decades-old paradigm ...

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