Will Harmaja be the React Killer we've been waiting for?
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React, it turns out, is not what lies at the end of the web development rainbow. In this episode, Esko, Juha and Jussi talk about achieving super fast user interfaces by combining functional programming techniques and embedding observables directly into the DOM with Harmaja.


Juha Paananen started coding with Commodore computers in the 80s and is a proud holder of both IBM WebSphere and XML certificates. Juha is the author of Harmaja, but perhaps best known in the open source community as the creator of the Bacon.js library. He loves functional programming, electronics and generally writing stuff from scratch.

He loves functional programming, electronics, and generally writing stuff from scratch.

Jussi Saurio quit his job as an English teacher in late 2016 and started teaching himself software development. After three months of intense self-study, he scored his first tech job, and the rest is (fairly recent) history.


Esko Lahti is an engineer who still remembers the days of using Apache Wicket and JSP to create web applications. 

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