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My functional programming book is now on sale?

Functional programming is where it’s at. But different languages emphasize different approaches to functional programming. Some bolt functional capabilities onto an existing framework, some are built to be functional from the ground up. What would be nice is a book that explores functional thinking and functional style and idioms across different languages.

My book does that, through articles drawn from PragPub magazine. Led by expert guides, you’ll discover the distinct strengths and approaches of Clojure, Elixir, Haskell, Scala, and Swift and learn which best suits your needs.

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Functional Programming: A PragPub Anthology

My functional programming book is now on sale!

Explore functional thinking and functional style and idioms across different languages, through these articles drawn from PragPub magazine, plus articles written specifically for this book. Led by expert guides, you’ll discover the distinct strengths and approaches of Clojure, Elixir, Haskell, Scala, and Swift and learn which best suits your needs.

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My New Book on Functional Programming

Functional programming is on the rise because it lets you write simpler, cleaner code, and its emphasis on immutability makes it ideal for maximizing the benefits of multiple cores and distributed solutions. So far nobody’s invented the perfect functional language—each has its unique strengths. In Functional Programming: A PragPub Anthology, you’ll investigate the philosophies, tools, and idioms of five different functional programming languages.

See how Swift, the development language for iOS, encourages you to build highly scalable apps using functional techniques like map and reduce. Discover how Scala allows you to transition gently but deeply into functional programming without losing the benefits of the JVM, while with Lisp-based Clojure, you can plunge fully into the functional style. Learn about advanced functional concepts in Haskell, a pure functional language making powerful use of the type system with type inference and type classes. And see how functional programming is becoming more elegant and friendly with Elixir, a new functional language built on the powerful Erlang base.

The industry has been embracing functional programming more and more, driven by the need for concurrency and parallelism. This collection of articles will lead you to mastering the functional approach to problem solving. So put on your explorer’s hat and prepare to be surprised. The goal of exploration is always discovery.

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