Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Elm

Elm is a functional language that compiles to JavaScript. It helps you make websites and web apps. It has a strong emphasis on simplicity and quality tooling.

Elm is purely functional, and is developed with emphasis on usability, performance, and robustness. It advertises “no runtime exceptions in practice,” made possible by the Elm compiler’s static type checking.

Elm is open source, licensed under a Revised BSD license.

1. Learn Elm Architecture in Plain JavaScript by dwyl and contributors

This step-by-step tutorial is a gentle introduction to the Elm Architecture, for people who write JavaScript and want a functional, elegant and fast way of organizing their JavaScript code without having the learning curve of a completely new (functional) programming language.

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2. Getting Started with the Elm Programming Language by Vuk Djapic

Getting Started with the Elm Programming Language goes through the pros and cons of Elm and how some of its exotic concepts perfectly suit the needs of a front-end web developer.

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3. Make Your Web Front-end Reliable with Elm by Stas Davydov

This article provides an overview of how Elm can change the way we think of web front-end development and an introduction to the basics of this functional programming language. In this tutorial, we’ll develop a simple shopping cart-like application using Elm.

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4. An Introduction to Elm

This guide will:

  • Teach you the fundamentals of programming in Elm.
  • Show you how to make interactive apps with The Elm Architecture.
  • Emphasize principles and patterns that generalize to programming in any language.

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5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Elm by Azer Koçulu

This guide offers a concise summary of the language, and walks you through building a few apps.

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