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A series of Medium posts introducing functional programming in manageable bits and pieces

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/09/30

I have summarised the main topics of each part in this table of contents, and indicated at the time of writing which parts I did not get yet:

  1. [WayBack] So You Want to be a Functional Programmer (Part 1) – Charles Scalfani – Medium
    • pure functions (only operate on input parameters: without side effects)
    • immutability (no variables! loops through recursion)
  2. [WayBack] So You Want to be a Functional Programmer (Part 2) – Charles Scalfani – Medium
    • refactoring leads to the need of higher-order functions
    • higher-order functions: passing a function as a parameter, or returning functions as a result
    • closure: when a returned function has access to the captured parameter(s) of the function creating the returned function
  3. [WayBack] So You Want to be a Functional Programmer (Part 3) – Charles Scalfani – Medium
    • functional decomposition (I still need to wrap my head around this)
    • point-free notation (same)
    • both lead to currying (which I also need to wrap my head around)
  4. [WayBack] So You Want to be a Functional Programmer (Part 4) – Charles Scalfani – Medium
    • currying: when you want to combine functions having different parameter counts
    • refactoring based on currying (I still need to wrap my head around this)
    • map/filter/reduce functional building blocks (I still need to wrap my head around this)
  5. [WayBack] So You Want to be a Functional Programmer (Part 5) – Charles Scalfani – Medium
    • referential transparency (I still need to wrap my head around this)
    • execution order: in a pure functional language the compiler can determine the order when functions are completely independent
    • type annotation: I do not yet get why you would do without this
  6. [WayBack] So You Want to be a Functional Programmer (Part 6) – Charles Scalfani – Medium
    • Functional JavaScript and ELM: two functional languages, of which Ramba can help make better JavaScript code

Via: [WayBack] So You Want to be a Functional Programmer (Part 1) Link to part 2 in the article. https://medium.com/@cscalfani/so-you-want-to-be-a-functional-programm… – Lars Fosdal – Google+

–jeroen

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