Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 5th and 6th 2013session
Monoids For Regular Programmers
About This Session
Monoid is the simplest structure from algebra, and you encounter it every day. I give you a bunch of examples, a good definition, and some specialized monoids.
It turns out trees, bags, sets are pretty much related with this notion.
The code is in Scala, but no knowledge of Scala is required, just be willing to understand the things that are not even new.
Born in Russia. Mathematician by education, programmer by profession and hobby. Spent 7 years at Borland, over 3 years at Google. Currently an avid Scala programmer. Also I teach Logic at Santa Clara University.