Functional Programming in JavaScript
How to improve your JavaScript programs using functional techniques
Luis Atencio
  • June 2016
  • ISBN 9781617292828
  • 272 pages
  • printed in black & white

This book transformed the way that I think about and write JavaScript.

Andrew Meredith, Intrinsitech Corporation

Functional Programming in JavaScript teaches JavaScript developers functional techniques that will improve extensibility, modularity, reusability, testability, and performance. Through concrete examples and jargon-free explanations, this book teaches you how to apply functional programming to real-life development tasks

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About the Technology

In complex web applications, the low-level details of your JavaScript code can obscure the workings of the system as a whole. As a coding style, functional programming (FP) promotes loosely coupled relationships among the components of your application, making the big picture easier to design, communicate, and maintain.

About the book

Functional Programming in JavaScript teaches you techniques to improve your web applications: their extensibility, modularity, reusability, and testability, as well as their performance. This easy-to-read book uses concrete examples and clear explanations to show you how to use functional programming in real life. If you're new to functional programming, you'll appreciate this guide's many insightful comparisons to imperative or object-oriented programming that help you understand functional design. By the end, you'll think about application design in a fresh new way, and you may even grow to appreciate monads!

What's inside

  • High-value FP techniques for real-world uses
  • Using FP where it makes the most sense
  • Separating the logic of your system from implementation details
  • FP-style error handling, testing, and debugging
  • All code samples use JavaScript ES6 (ES 2015)

About the reader

Written for developers with a solid grasp of JavaScript fundamentals and web application design.

About the author

Luis Atencio (@luijar) is a staff software engineer for Citrix Systems in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has a B.S. and an M.S. in computer science and now works full-time developing and architecting applications using JavaScript, Java, and PHP platforms. Luis is very involved in the community and has presented frequently at local meetups and conferences. He blogs about software engineering at luisatencio.net, writes articles for magazines and DZone, and is also the coauthor of RxJS in Action (Manning, forthcoming 2017).

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