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By: Neal Ford
  • Title Book: Functional Thinking
  • Author : Neal Ford
  • ISBN 10: 9781449365493
  • ISBN 13: 1449365493
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Category : Computers / Programming / General
  • Languages : en (Available in All Languages)
  • Pages : 180

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.

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