Functional Thinking

Functional Thinking

Paradigm Over Syntax

Book - 2014
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If you're familiar with functional programming basics and want to gain a much deeper understanding, this in-depth guide takes you beyond syntax and demonstrates how you need to think in a new way. Software architect Neal Ford shows intermediate to advanced developers how functional coding allows you to step back a level of abstraction so you can see your programming problem with greater clarity.

Each chapter shows you various examples of functional thinking, using numerous code examples from Java 8 and other JVM languages that include functional capabilities. This book may bend your mind, but you'll come away with a much better grasp of functional programming concepts.

Understand why many imperative languages are adding functional capabilities Compare functional and imperative solutions to common problems Examine ways to cede control of routine chores to the runtime Learn how memoization and laziness eliminate hand-crafted solutions Explore functional approaches to design patterns and code reuse View real-world examples of functional thinking with Java 8, and in functional architectures and web frameworks Learn the pros and cons of living in a paradigmatically richer world

If you're new to functional programming, check out Josh Backfield's book Becoming Functional .

Publisher: Beijing :, O'Reilly,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781449365516
Branch Call Number: 005.114 FO
Characteristics: xi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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RickLeir
Apr 08, 2016

As a programmer, you probably started with Procedural (C, Pascal, Fortran), worked up to OO (C++, Java, ..), perhaps with a side trip to declarative (XSLT). Now, Functional is more prominent (which we could have been doing all along with Lisp). Many people drift into Functional via JavaScript and jQuery but let’s think a bit more before coding.

This book helps you think in the Functional way. Its examples are in the Java ecosystem (including Groovy, Scala and Clojure). It is well written, and you will want to spend lots of time in its 150 pages.

Many of the ideas first appeared in Neal’s articles http://nealford.com/functionalthinking.html. You will also like his blog http://nealford.com/memeagora/.

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