About This Video
Get to grips with data flow using immutability and learn how to reason with code
Eliminate the common loop problems efficiently using Recursion
Boost your performance by using lazy functions and employing laziness to increase performance
Play with the included sample application – a text-based adventure game – to see the techniques put together
Along with being tried and trusted, functional programming is one of the biggest current trends in programming. Its focus on side-effect free code, unadorned data manipulation and simple structures promote a coding style that reduces bugs, and lifts the level of abstraction to a point where we can achieve more with less code. All topics discussed in the course can be used to various degrees in any code-base – even if your daily work is with a huge object-oriented project, the techniques discussed will certainly be useful.
Right from the start we'll dive into the implementation of a text-based adventure game. We will also see how function composition is used to solve specific problems in this domain by combining highly generic functions. We learn function programming techniques that help improve asynchronous code used to load the game from disk.
Later we'll become acquainted with a few other examples as well, as we learn about designing applications around an immutable data structure. And we end our journey with a discussion of recursion and how it relates to lazy data structures, and show examples of using previously discussed techniques on infinite data sets.
Table of contents
- Chapter 1 : Introduction to Functional Programming
- Chapter 2 : Higher Order Functions
- Chapter 3 : Functional Asynchrony
- Chpater 4 : Function Composition
- Chapter 5 : Immutability
- Chapter 6 : Recursion
- Chapter 7 : Laziness
- Release date: July 2015
- Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
- ISBN: 9781785287800
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