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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

Appendix 1. Bibliography

The following texts are freely available online:

If you prefer printed books, you can go with this list:

  • FUNCTIONAL JAVASCRIPT, Michael Fogus, O'Reilly Media, 2013
  • FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING IN JAVASCRIPT, Dan Mantyla, Packt Publishing, 2015
  • FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING IN JAVASCRIPT, Luis Atencio, Manning Publications, 2016
  • INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING, Richard Bird & Philip Wadler, Prentice Hall International, 1988. A more theoretical point of view, not dealing specifically with JavaScript.
  • PRO JAVASCRIPT DESIGN PATTERNS, Ross Harmes & Dustin Díaz, Apress, 2008
  • SECRETS OF THE JAVASCRIPT NINJA, John Resig & Bear Bibeault, Manning Publications, 2012

Also interesting, though with a lesser focus on Functional Programming:

  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE JAVASCRIPT, Nicholas Zakas, O'Reilly Media, 2010
  • JAVASCRIPT PATTERNS, Stoyan Stefanov, O'Reilly Media, 2010
  • JAVASCRIPT: THE GOOD PARTS, Douglas Crockford, O'Reilly Media, 2008
  • JAVASCRIPT WITH PROMISES, Daniel Parker, O'Reilly Media, 2015
  • LEARNING JAVASCRIPT DESIGN PATTERNS, Addy Osmani, O'Reilly Media, 2012
  • MASTERING JAVASCRIPT HIGH PERFORMANCE, Chad Adams, Packt Publishing, 2015
  • PRO JAVASCRIPT PERFORMANCE, Tom Barker, Apress, 2012