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Mastering JavaScript Functional Programming

By : Federico Kereki
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Mastering JavaScript Functional Programming

By: Federico Kereki

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Connecting Functions - Pipelining and Composition
Answers to Questions


In this chapter, we have seen how to write higher-order functions of our own, which can either wrap another function to provide some new feature, alter a function's objective so it will do something else, or even totally new features, such as decoupling methods from objects or creating better finders.

In Chapter 7, Transforming Functions - Currying and Partial Application, we'll still keep working with higher-order functions, and we'll see how to produce specialized versions of existing functions, with predefined arguments, by currying and partial application.