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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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In this chapter, we introduced the concept of pure functions and studied why they matter. We also saw the problems caused by side effects, one of the causes of impure functions, looked at some ways of purifying such impure functions, and finally, we saw several ways of performing unit tests, for both pure and impure functions. With these techniques, you'll be able to favor using pure functions in your programming, and when impure functions are needed, you'll have some ways of using them in a controlled way.

In Chapter 5, Programming Declaratively – A Better Style, we'll show other advantages of FP: how you can program in a declarative fashion at a higher level for simpler and more powerful code.