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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)
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Changing functions in other ways

Let's end this chapter by considering some other sundry functions that provide results such as new finders, decoupling methods from objects, and more. Our examples will include the following:

  • Turning operations (such as adding with the + operator) into functions
  • Turning functions into promises
  • Accessing objects to get the value of a property
  • Turning methods into functions
  • A better way of finding optimum values

Turning operations into functions

We have already seen several cases in which we needed to write a function just to add or multiply a pair of numbers. For example, in the Summing an array section of Chapter 5, Programming Declaratively  A Better Style, we had...