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Mastering JavaScript Functional Programming - Second Edition

By : Federico Kereki
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Mastering JavaScript Functional Programming - Second Edition

By: Federico Kereki

Overview of this book

Functional programming is a paradigm for developing software with better performance. It helps you write concise and testable code. To help you take your programming skills to the next level, this comprehensive book will assist you in harnessing the capabilities of functional programming with JavaScript and writing highly maintainable and testable web and server apps using functional JavaScript. This second edition is updated and improved to cover features such as transducers, lenses, prisms and various other concepts to help you write efficient programs. By focusing on functional programming, you’ll not only start to write but also to test pure functions, and reduce side effects. The book also specifically allows you to discover techniques for simplifying code and applying recursion for loopless coding. Gradually, you’ll understand how to achieve immutability, implement design patterns, and work with data types for your application, before going on to learn functional reactive programming to handle complex events in your app. Finally, the book will take you through the design patterns that are relevant to functional programming. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed your JavaScript skills and have gained knowledge of the essential functional programming techniques to program effectively.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Chapter 1, Becoming Functional – Several Questions

1.1. Classes as first-class objects: As you may recall, a class is basically a function that can be used with new. Therefore, it stands to reason that we should be able to pass classes as parameters to other functions. makeSaluteClass() creates a class (that is, a special function) that uses a closure to remember the value of term. We'll be looking at more examples like this throughout this book.

1.2. Factorial errors: The key to avoiding repeating tests is to write a function that will check the value of the argument to ensure it's valid, and if so call an inner function to do the factorial itself, without worrying about erroneous arguments:

const carefulFact = n => {
if (
typeof n !== "undefined" &&
Number(n) === n &&
n >= 0 &&
n === Math.floor(n...