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Mastering JavaScript Functional Programming - Second Edition

By : Federico Kereki
Book Image

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)
Technical Requirements

Working with async functions

All the examples and code that we studied in the previous sections were meant to be used with common functions, specifically meaning not async ones. When you want to do mapping, filtering, reducing, and so on, but the function you use is an async one, the results may surprise you. In order to simplify our work and not have to deal with actual API calls, let's create a fakeAPI(delay, value) function that will just delay a while and then return the given value:

const fakeAPI = (delay, value) =>
new Promise(resolve => setTimeout(() => resolve(value), delay));

Let's also have a function to display what fakeAPI() returns, so we can see that things are working as expected:

const useResult = x => console.log(new Date(), x);

We are using the modern async/await features to simplify our code:

(async () => {