Jack Lewin

Getting started with Reason

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Over the past few months I've become increasingly interested in Reason, a new JS-like syntax for OCaml, written by Facebook. It's still very new, but is starting to draw some attention – particularly since it was revealed that Messenger.com is 50% written in Reason.

I've taken what I've learnt so far, and written a ReasonML: Getting Started guide over at dev.to. I had a Raspberry Pi lying around and figured I might as well try making my own Magic Mirror app with it. That tutorial walks through first stage of this, where I built a simple weather app.

Here's a link to the source code for the initial tutorial. Photos to follow, plus details on the process of building the Magic Mirror itself…