How to write multi-paradigm code

... without making a mess

Elias Mistler

Abstractions Architecture Best Practice Clean Code Functional Programming

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Python is a powerful multi-paradigm language which combines elements of object-orientation and functional programming. Both concepts can be really powerful if used right. But what if you use them together? It can be pragmatic and very efficient, but things can also get messy really quickly.

This talk explores peaceful co-existence of oo-classes and pure functions in the same code base. The focus is on identifying the right tool for the right job and bringing together the best of both. The main topics are:

* Code Structure
* Data Structures
* State Handling
* Multiple implementations

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, although it is recommended that participants have a strong background in Python and its code structuring mechanisms, as well as a deep understanding of at least one of the paradigms of OOP and FP.

Type: Talk (45 mins); Python level: Intermediate; Domain level: Advanced

Elias Mistler


Elias Mistler is the Principal Machine Learning Engineer at Previse, an award-winning startup which gets suppliers paid instantly, powered by Machine Learning. Elias’ core responsibilities include integrating Machine Learning algorithms and feature extraction pipelines into a microservices production cloud handling thousands of invoices every day. In bridging between teams, systems and architectures, he has become a multi-paradigm specialist, using the power and simplicity of functional programming, as well as the API-readiness and explorability of object-oriented classes.