Co-organiser of several meetups and the SoCraTes France Unconference, knowledge sharing is at the heart of my mindset.
Did you ever had a colleague that said «Well, it’s simple. I just used a partial application on that curried function using higher order functions and closures» ? Did you understand anything ? If not, then that the workshop you are looking for.
Functional programming uses a lot of concepts that are familiar to mathematicians. And that’s scary ! But, applied to computing, it’s actually pretty simple !
While live coding with you a refactoring that transforms a imperative code to a functional one, main concepts of functional programming will be introduced when necessary and explained deeply.
At the end of this talk, you will understand these key concepts :
– Referential transparency
– Functions as first class citizens
– Higher order functions
– Lambda calculus
– Partial application
– Function composition
– «Point-free» notation