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Functional Programming in Go

By : Dylan Meeus
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Functional Programming in Go

By: Dylan Meeus

Overview of this book

While Go is a multi-paradigm language that gives you the option to choose whichever paradigm works best for the particular problem you aim to solve, it supports features that enable you to apply functional principles in your code. In this book, you’ll learn about concepts central to the functional programming paradigm and how and when to apply functional programming techniques in Go. Starting with the basic concepts of functional programming, this Golang book will help you develop a deeper understanding of first-class functions. In the subsequent chapters, you’ll gain a more comprehensive view of the techniques and methods used in functional languages, such as function currying, partial application, and higher-order functions. You’ll then be able to apply functional design patterns for solving common programming challenges and explore how to apply concurrency mechanisms to functional programming. By the end of this book, you’ll be ready to improve your code bases by applying functional programming techniques in Go to write cleaner, safer, and bug-free code.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
1
Part 1: Functional Programming Paradigm Essentials
7
Part 2: Using Functional Programming Techniques
11
Part 3: Design Patterns and Functional Programming Libraries

Part 1: Functional Programming Paradigm Essentials

In this part, we will take a look at what the functional programming paradigm entails. We’ll look at how it compares to the traditional object-oriented approach, and learn some language design differences between programming languages in each paradigm. We’ll also discuss what it means for Go to be a multi-paradigm language and see how this benefits our use case. Finally, we’ll look at some key ideas in functional programming, which we can leverage to write more readable, maintainable, and testable code.

This part has the following chapters: