Tom Stuart on Monads

02 Jun 2015

Monads. Intimidating category-theoretic definition and scores of blog posts with overwrought explanations or metaphors had my eyes glazing over each time I approached learning what they are. Tom Stuart’s talk at BaRuCo ‘14 clearly and succinctly motivates their usage. Though it’s grounded in Ruby, you don’t really need an understanding of the language itself to follow along with the broader lesson.