Brian McKenna: Roy - rescuing JavaScript from itself

Brian McKenna (@puffnfresh) is a man who thinks that JavaScript rightly sucks. Fortunately for us, he was prepared to do something about it. Generations to come will thank him. Enter Roy, an altJS language - that is, a language that compiles down to pure JavaScript. Brian talks through this Haskell-like language which amongst other features is immutable.

Brian’s day job is being a Scala/JavaScript dev at Precog, where he makes BigData obey. He is also the author of Fantasy Land and bilby.js.

You can find the talk here on YouTube.