This post is about how to implement well structured, and purely functional command line applications in Scala using PureApp.
PureApp originated in an experiment while refactoring out some glue code of an interactive command line application. At the same time it was inspired by the Elm Architecture Pattern, and scalaz’s SafeApp, as well as scalm.
To show the really cool things we can do with PureApp, we will implement a self-contained example application from scratch.
This application translates texts from and into different languages. And it provides basic user interactions via the command line.