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Functional Programming, Simplified by Alvin Alexander
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really liked it
bookshelves: scala

This blog-like book is possibly the gentlest introduction to functional programming ever. Note: it's really for absolute beginners to functional programming. That said, I liked Alvin Alexander's approach to introduce FP from the point of view of experienced (and sceptical) procedural/object-oriented programmer. Gradually, FP concepts are introduced, their downsides pointed out and remedies offered. This way the reader learns not only how, but also why various FP strategies look the way they are.

On the downside, I think the book could be shorter by ~200 pages without significant loss of the amount of conveyed information. Instead of many repetitions, it would be better to offer at least a quick glance at algebraic data types.

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Reading Progress

May 27, 2018 – Shelved
May 27, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
May 27, 2018 – Shelved as: scala
June 4, 2018 – Started Reading
September 28, 2018 – Finished Reading

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