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Reason Town

Reason Town

By Murphy Randle
A podcast about the ReasonML language and the community that makes it good.
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Gabriel Nordeborne and Murphy on Reason Relay
# Reason Town Show Notes - Gabriel Nordeborne (26) Talking points: - GraphQL - [Relay]( - How can the community support Reason Really and Gabriel? - Give feedback - Help cleanup the codebase - Just use it and let him know how you feel (good or bad)! Useful things to check out: - [bs-flow-parser]( * Relay-dev’s guided tour - [HTML to Reason]( Picks - Gabriel: [Facebook’s talk on Relay-Next]( - Murphy: [Tailwind]( and [Tailwind UI](
April 21, 2020
Ulrik Strid and Murphy on Reason-Native Web and More
Topics: - reason-native web - reason-jose - ocaml-cookie - Azure pipeliens & Windows! Links: - [GitHub - ulrikstrid/reason-native-web: Basic toolkit for writing native web applications in reason]( - [GitHub - ulrikstrid/reason-jose]( - [GitHub - ulrikstrid/ocaml-cookie: Working with cookies in OCaml and Reason]( - [Hello Reason]( - [esy · Easy package management for native Reason, OCaml and more]( - [GitHub - esy/pesy: Project configuration for esy]( Picks: - Be humble! - [GitHub - ApolloZhu/Dynamic-Dark-Mode: The smart, automatic Dark Mode toggle for macOS Mojave](
April 07, 2020
Yawar Amin and Murhy on Types and Native HTTP (Episode 24)
# Reason Town Show Notes - Yawar Amin (24) Murphy and Yawar discuss Type driven development, and ReWeb, Yawar’s project for easy HTTP servers on the native side: Yawar’s pick: Murphy’s pick: Yawar’s book! [Learn Type-Driven Development](
March 24, 2020
Murphy & Hoss Talk about Using Reason in Production (Episode 23)
# Reason Town Show Notes - 23 - Welcome back! - Sorry we were gone for so long - Jared’s doing well but we have Hoss on today. - Announcements and news: - Lots of new versions of bucklescript. Some of the biggest enhancements: - New versions of OCaml - Better error messgages - Changed runtime representation for options and objects! - In-memory standard library - what color is your function - Picks - Murphy’s egghead videos: [Collection - Making an HTTP server in ReasonML on top of Node.js on @eggheadio]( - Hoss -> @Hossman333 Murphy -> @mrmurphytweets
March 20, 2020
PSA (Public Service Announcement)
We're taking a short break while Jared becomes a Dad for the first time, and Murphy preps a workshop! Please follow this link: to record and send us questions or feedback. We'll review them, and maybe you'll get to be on the show, too! And while you're at it, we'd love a rating on iTunes: or wherever you listen. And if you're feeling generous, we'd love a donation to help us save up enough to get some of these episodes transcribed. Just visit and click the "sponsor" button
August 23, 2019
Reason Template PPX (Macros)
This one is a screen share! Jared shows Murphy all about his new PPX for easily writing macros in Reason. Video:
July 30, 2019
Things We Would Like To Improve
Jared and Murphy talk about things they'd like to see improved in the language and in the community, and how to work around some of those things today.
July 06, 2019
May 04, 2019
Mac Apps, Async Error Handling, and Server Observability
Jared and Murphy discuss Jared's experimentation with creating Mac apps with Reason, and then delve into async error handling, building a server abstraction on top of bs-espress, and observability with Datadog.
March 18, 2019
Sean Grove & OneGraph
Murphy talks with Sean Grove about writing the entirety of OneGraph’s back-end in ReasonML on OCaml native!
February 15, 2019
Elm to OCaml, Technical Debt, and Escape Hatches with Paul Biggar
Jared Forsyth interviews Paul Biggar of CircleCI & about his transition from Elm to OCaml, technical debt, and escape hatches in programming languages
January 26, 2019
Reason & React Native with's Mike Grabowski
The current status of React Native + Reasonml, and a hint at the future.
January 07, 2019
Auto-serialization & Full Stack
Auto-serialization & Full Stack. About Jared's project for auto serialization of data types (with migrations!) And Murphy's recent thoughts on error handling, major refactoring, and hammering out a new feature with full-stack Reason!
November 27, 2018
Error Handling and "Let Anything"
Jared and Murphy talk about error handling patterns, and Jared's PPX "let anything".
October 04, 2018
Jared and Murphy talk about a selection of news, Async / Await in Reason, Reason on the Server, and a new editor plugin!
August 21, 2018
Building an Inclusive community
A chat with Laura Gaetano about her @ReasonConf talk "Building Inclusive Open Source Communities"
July 23, 2018
Writing Reason on the server? Hint: No. And yes.
July 03, 2018
Reason Conf
Murphy talks with Patrick Stapfer and Nik Graf about organizing Reason Conf 2018 in Austria. The first Reason conference ever!
June 20, 2018
Jared and Murphy talk about Reason Conf, Bucklescript releases, and using GraphQL from Reason!
June 06, 2018
Why Reason got started, with Jordan Walke
Jared interviews Jordan Walke, creator of React & the Reason project, about why Reason got started and what the future holds.
June 05, 2018
Ben Sansouci & Avery Morin: Making Games in Reason & Native Compilation
An interview with Ben Sansouci and Avery Morin about Reason game development (via Reprocessing), compiling Reason to native, and Reason on Windows.
March 29, 2018
Reason Philosophy and Stewardship with Cheng Lou
Cheng Lou comes on as our first-ever guest to talk about philosophies guiding the Reason project, and what things are coming up in the future, for Reason and ReasonReact.
March 24, 2018
Wrapping and Interacting with Javascript
Murphy and Jared talk about how Reason's support for wrapping and interacting with Javascript
March 02, 2018
Getting Started
Jared and Murphy list some resources and talk about getting started with Reason.
January 27, 2018
Episode 1 - Introduction
Jared and Murphy introduce the Reason language and tell how they started using it.
January 10, 2018