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Functional Programming in Swift

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Swift opens up a whole new world of programming that we’re going to explore in this book. To quote Swift’s creator, Chris Lattner:

“Objective-C without the C” implies something subtractive, but 
Swift dramatically expands the design space through the 
introduction of generics and functional programming concepts.

We’ll explain the concepts behind functional programming and ho
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Published October 1st 2014
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Alexey Smirnov
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As Swift conquers minds of iOS developers, more and more books will be written about this new programming language. The older books will be forgotten, while the newer ones will be getting attention. The importance of this book, however, will only increase as the time goes by.

What makes me think so is that this book is not just about a new programming language. It is about a new programming paradigm. To put it briefly, the authors' goal is to introduce you to the world of functional programming a
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pluton
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good introduction book to functional programming in swift. It introduces a number of FP concepts in the swift form: higher-order functions, the benefits of the stronger type system, immutability, and of course functors, applicative functors, and monads at the end. You can read about those concepts in countless articles online and many-many books, so I think the most useful parts of the book are the real-world examples of their application, such as writing your own QuickCheck, wrapping ...more
Mohannad Hassan

This book explains how you could use functional programming to improve on what you do. The authors did not engage much in theory, however, they proceeded by examples to explain different aspects of functional programming.


I set my eyes on this book when it was announced, in hopes to find the answers for two questions:

1. What are the core principles of functional programming? What factors can be used to judge a piece of code to adhere to functional programming well?

2. Why should someone switch to

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Rafal Szymanski
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great into to FP in Swift. You don't need to have any FP knowledge as the book starts from the basics, although it will certainly help if you know what a functor and a monad are. There is a good chapter on parser combinators so if you are familiar with Parsec or Attoparsec you'll get through it much more easily (I would in fact recommend reading the original parser combinator paper by Wadler).
I hope that as the language evolves and improves (proper recursive enums, looking at you) I hope the boo
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