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  • Create more reliable code with closures and immutable data
  • Convert existing methods into pure functions, and loops into recursive methods
  • Develop more powerful applications with currying and function composition
  • Separate the logic of your system from implementation details
  • Implement composition and chaining techniques to simplify coding
  • Use functional programming techniques where it makes the most sense

Functional programming is a programming paradigm for developing software using functions. Learning to use functional programming is a good way to write more concise code, with greater concurrency and performance. The JavaScript language is particularly suited to functional programming.

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the major topics in functional programming with JavaScript to produce shorter, clearer, and testable programs.

You’ll delve into functional programming; including writing and testing pure functions, reducing side-effects, and other features to make your applications functional in nature.

Specifically, we’ll explore techniques to simplify coding, apply recursion for loopless coding, learn ways to achieve immutability, implement design patterns, and work with data types.

By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the JavaScript skills you need to program functional applications with confidence.

  • Become proficient and skilled with Functional Programming in JavaScript to solve real-world development problems
  • Successfully apply Functional Programming concepts and techniques to everyday JavaScript programming
  • Bring modularity, reusability, testability, and performance to your web apps
Page Count 386
Course Length 11 hours 34 minutes
ISBN 9781787287440
Date Of Publication 29 Nov 2017


Federico Kereki

Federico Kereki is a Uruguayan systems engineer, with a master's degree in education, and over 30 years' experience as a consultant, system developer, university professor, and writer. He is currently a subject matter expert at Globant, and he has taught CS courses at Universidad de la República, Universidad ORT Uruguay, and Universidad de la Empresa.

He has written for the Linux Journal and the LinuxPro Magazine in the USA, Linux+ and Mundo Linux in Europe, and websites such as Linux [dot] com and IBM DeveloperWorks. He has also written booklets on computer security, and two books—Essential GWT, and Mastering JavaScript Functional Programming.