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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

About the Author

Federico Kereki is an Uruguayan Systems Engineer, with a Master's degree in Education, and more than 30 years of experience as a consultant, system developer, university professor, and writer.

He is currently a Subject Matter Expert at Globant, where he gets to use a good mixture of development frameworks, programming tools, and operating systems, such as JavaScript, Node.JS, React and Redux, SOA, Containers, and PHP, with both Windows and Linux.

He has taught several computer science courses at Universidad de la República, Universidad ORT Uruguay, and Universidad de la Empresa. He has also written texts for these courses.

He has written several articles--on JavaScript, web development, and open source topics--for magazines such as Linux Journal and LinuxPro Magazine in the United States, Linux+ and Mundo Linux in Europe, and for websites such as and IBM Developer Works. He also wrote booklets on computer security (Linux in the Time of Malware and SSH: A Modern Lock for your Server) and a book (Essential GWT: Building for the Web with Google Web Toolkit) on GWT programming.

Kereki has given talks on Functional Programming with JavaScript in public conferences (such as JSCONF 2016) and has used these techniques to develop internet systems for businesses in Uruguay and abroad.

His current interests tend toward software quality and software engineering--with Agile Methodologies topmost--while on the practical side, he works with diverse languages, tools and frameworks, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) wherever possible! He usually resides, works, and teaches in Uruguay, but he is currently on a project in India, and he wrote this book in that country.