Swift 3 Functional Programming

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  • First-class, higher-order, and pure functions
  • Closures and capturing values
  • Custom operators, recursion, and memoization
  • Value and reference types in Swift
  • Enumerations, algebraic data types, patterns, and pattern matching
  • Generics and associated type protocols
  • Higher-order functions such as map, flatMap filter, and reduce
  • Dealing with optionals, fmap, and apply for multiple functional mapping
  • Functional data structures such as Semigroup, Monoid, Binary Search Tree, Linked List, Stack, and Lazy List
  • Immutability, copy constructors, and lenses
  • Combining FP paradigms with OOP, FRP, and POP in your day-to-day development activities
  • Developing a backend application with Swift
  • Developing an iOS application with FP, OOP, FRP, and POP paradigms

This book is based on Swift 3 Developer preview version and aims at simplifying the functional programming (FP) paradigms making it easily usable, by showing you how to solve many of your day-to-day development problems.

Whether you are new to functional programming and Swift or experienced, this book will strengthen the skills you need to design and develop high-quality, scalable, and efficient applications.

The book starts with functional programming concepts, the basics of Swift 3, and essential concepts such as functions, closures, optionals, enumerations, immutability, and generics in detail with coding examples.

Furthermore, this book introduces more advanced topics such as function composition, monads, functors, applicative functors, memoization, lenses, algebraic data types, functional data structures, functional reactive programming (FRP), protocol-oriented programming (POP) and mixing object-oriented programming (OOP) with functional programming (FP) paradigms.

Finally, this book provides a working code example of a front-end application developed with these techniques and its corresponding back-end application developed with Swift.

  • Written for Swift 3 -Developers Preview version, this is a comprehensive guide that introduces iOS and OS X developers to the all-new world of functional programming that has so far been alien to them
  • Learn about first-class functions and how imperative-style patterns can be converted into functional code using some simple techniques
  • The book will get you familiar with using functional programming alongside existing OOP techniques so you can get the best of both worlds and develop clean, robust code
Page Count 296
Course Length 8 hours 52 minutes
ISBN 9781785883880
Date Of Publication 29 Jun 2016


Dr. Fatih Nayebi

Dr. Fatih Nayebi has more than 15 years of industry experience in software engineering and architecture in various fields. He has developed numerous applications with Visual Basic, C++, C#, Java, MATLAB, Python, Objective-C, and Swift. He has been designing and developing enterprise and consumer iOS applications since the release of first iOS SDK. He is also an enthusiastic Node, Scala, and Haskell developer.

Aside from industry, Fatih earned his Ph.D. degree in software engineering from École de technologie supérieure, Université du Québec by researching on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, and Machine Learning.

His specialties include applied predictive and optimization models, human-computer interaction, functional programming, machine learning, and mobile application architecture and development.

Fatih currently works as a Director, Consulting at CGI Group Inc, Montreal, and continues to his academic research and publications as a postdoctoral researcher at École de technologie supérieure.

You can find him talking on Swift and Functional Programming at meetups such as http://www.meetup.com/swift-mtl/, on GitHub at https://github.com/conqueror, on Twitter as @thefatih, and on Instagram as @thefatih.