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5 reasons you should care about functional programming

Coman Hamilton
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Even if you don’t think you need to care about functional programming, you should. There are plenty of reasons for Javaheads to know more about them: W-Jax speaker Neal Ford gives us five.

In this keynote from W-JAX 2013, Neal Ford from ThoughtWorks explores why learning functional programming paradigms now is critical for developers with five concrete reasons.
  1. Why it’s beneficial to cede control over mundane details to the language and runtime
  2. How nailgun-driven development differs from building prefab houses
  3. The wonderful benefits of immutability
  4. Embrace results over steps
  5. How bendable languages make hard problems easier to tackle
Even if you don’t care about Scala, Clojure, F#, or Haskell, the important features of those languages will impact your life. Now is the time to increase your comfort level with these new paradigms. 5 reasons you should care about functional programming from JAX TV on Vimeo.
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Coman Hamilton
Coman was Editor of JAXenter.com at S&S Media Group. He has a master's degree in cultural studies and has written and edited content for numerous news, tech and culture websites and magazines, as well as several ad agencies.
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