# Concept and Theory

I remember the many “ah-HA!” moments I had when researching these videos. Functional programming especially. I would constantly hear terms flying around that I never properly understood - that’s what we focus on with these videos.

## Boolean Algebra

You're George Boole, a self-taught mathematician and somewhat of a genius. You want to know what God's thinking so you decide to take Aristotle's ideas of logic and go 'above and beyond' to include mathematical proofs.

*15 minutes*

## Functional Programming

Functional programming builds on the concepts developed by Church when he created Lambda Calculus. We'll be using Elixir for this one, which is a wonderful language to use when discovering functional programming for the first time

*21 minutes*

## Lambda Calculus

Before their were computers or programming languages, Alonzo Church came up with a set of rules for working with functions, what he termed lambdas. These rules allow you to compute anything that can be computed.

*20 minutes*

## Database Normalization

How does a spreadsheet become a highly-tuned set of tables in a relational system? There are rules for this - the rules of normalization - which is an essential skill for any developer working with data

*33 minutes*

## Big O Notation

No video with this one - just a post with lots of code for quick review. Understanding Big O has many real world benefits, aside from passing a technical interview. In this post I'll provide a cheat sheet and some real world examples.