Category: functional programming

Grab Our Free Printable Functional JavaScript Cheat Sheet

Functional programming (FP) has become a hot topic in the JavaScript community. It’s being touted as a great way of building scalable and maintainable applications and we’re staring to see many of its core principles incorporated into libraries and frameworks — for example stateless functional components ...

Functional Programming with Phunkie: Building a PHP JSON Parser

Phunkie is a library with functional structures for PHP. In this two-part tutorial, Phunkie’s creator Marcello Duarte, head of training at Inviqa, explains how to create Parser combinators using the functional library. This post first appeared on the Inviqa blog, and was republished here with their permission. For an...

Functional Programming with Phunkie: Funky Parser Combinators

Phunkie is a library with functional structures for PHP. In this tutorial, Phunkie creator Marcello Duarte, head of training at Inviqa, explains how to create Parser combinators using the functional library. This post first appeared on the Inviqa blog, and was republished here with their permission. Learning functiona...

Functional JavaScript for Lazy Developers (Like Me)

One of the core concepts that has driven my quest for knowledge about programming techniques has always been my own laziness. After all, what attracted me to computers back when I first started playing with them was the notion that they could do things for me. All I had to do was sit back and tell them what I wanted. B...

Why Elm? (And How To Get Started With It)

If any discussion of the biggest problems in web development, there is no doubt complexity comes up. Between the use of dozens of tools, dependencies, and complexities inherent in the languages themselves, complexity is part of the job. Modern web applications require new ways to think about how we handle processes. Th...

Filtering and Chaining in Functional JavaScript

One of the things I appreciate about JavaScript is its versatility. JavaScript gives you the opportunity to use object oriented programming, imperative programming, and even functional programming. And you can go back and forth among them depending on your current needs and the preferences and expectations of your team...

Fun Functional Programming with the Choo Framework

Today we’ll be exploring Choo by @yoshuawuyts — the little framework that could. It’s a brand new framework to help you build single page apps that includes state management, unidirectional data flow, views and a router. With Choo you’ll be writing similar style applications to React and Redux but ...

Function Composition: Building Blocks for Maintainable Code

One of the advantages of thinking about JavaScript in a functional way is the ability to build complex functionality using small, easy to understand individual functions. But sometimes that involves looking at a problem backwards instead of forwards in order to figure out how to create the most elegant solution. In thi...

Function Composition: Building Blocks for Maintainable Code

One of the advantages of thinking about JavaScript in a functional way is the ability to build complex functionality using small, easy to understand individual functions. But sometimes that involves looking at a problem backwards instead of forwards in order to figure out how to create the most elegant solution. In thi...

Hands-on Functional Programming with Ramda.js

For me, one of the things that makes JavaScript so interesting is the functional aspect of the language. From the beginning, functions have been first-class citizens in the JavaScript world. This makes it possible to write elegant and expressive code that can be easily composed together in multiple ways. However, just...