You’ve probably noticed a growing trend: software applications keep getting more complex. The days of building and maintaining a simple web app are over.
As a developer, it now falls on our shoulders to build, test, maintain, and scale complex applications that impact millions of people daily. To do so, we have to create well-structured code that is easy to understand, write, debug, reuse, and maintain.
Sounds daunting, right? Trust me, I know.
This can be especially scary as a beginner because we’re just getting the hang of writing code that actually works, let alone writing code that is “easy to understand, write, debug, reuse, and maintain.”
Functional programming to the rescue...
WHY EVERY DEVELOPER SHOULD LEARN FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING
Personally, I’ve found that learning functional programming has helped me learn how write code that is clean, easy to maintain, and scalable. Functional programming made me a 10x better programmer, hands down.
Even if we are not using a functional programming language at work or on your side projects, knowing the basics of functional programming equips us with a powerful set of tools to write better code.
In this book, I’ll teach you the basics of functional programming so that you have all the foundational knowledge you need to apply the principles at work, in your next job interview, or on your next side project.
Let’s get right into it! 😊