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Functional Programming in JavaScript

How to Improve Your Javascript Programs Using Functional Techniques
Narrated by: Chris Dunn
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

Functional Programming in JavaScript teaches JavaScript developers functional techniques that will improve extensibility, modularity, reusability, testability, and performance. Through concrete examples and jargon-free explanations, this book teaches you how to apply functional programming to real-life development tasks.

About the Technology

In complex web applications, the low-level details of your JavaScript code can obscure the workings of the system as a whole. As a coding style, functional programming (FP) promotes loosely coupled relationships among the components of your application, making the big picture easier to design, communicate, and maintain.

About the Book

Functional Programming in JavaScript teaches you techniques to improve your web applications - their extensibility, modularity, reusability, and testability, as well as their performance. This easy-to-understand book uses concrete examples and clear explanations to show you how to use functional programming in real life. If you're new to functional programming, you'll appreciate this guide's many insightful comparisons to imperative or object-oriented programming that help you understand functional design. By the end, you'll think about application design in a fresh new way, and you may even grow to appreciate monads!

What's Inside

  • High-value FP techniques for real-world uses
  • Using FP where it makes the most sense
  • Separating the logic of your system from implementation details
  • FP-style error handling, testing, and debugging
  • All code samples use JavaScript ES6 (ES 2015)

About the Listener

For developers with a solid grasp of JavaScript fundamentals and web application design.

About the Author

Luis Atencio is a software engineer and architect building enterprise applications in Java, PHP, and JavaScript.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Think Functionally

  • Becoming functional 
  • Higher-order JavaScript 

Part 2 Get Functional

  • Few data structures, many operations 
  • Toward modular, reusable code 
  • Design patterns against complexity

Part 3 Enhancing Your Functional Skills

  • Bulletproofing your code
  • Functional optimizations 
  • Managing asynchronous events and data

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Manning Publications (P)2016 Manning Publications

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Not meant to be an audiobook

This is a great book in itself but this audio book is pretty much useless it has many explanations and examples in written code that’s not read out loud and is just skipped over so you miss an entire part of the section. Wouldn’t recommend this audiobook

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Disastrous adaptation

Buyer beware!

The book is filled with sections like:

"This code segment doesn't quite look right.

...

There -- isn't that better? Keeping those obvious differences in mind as we move along, consider also the following snippet.

...

Now that you've seen first-hand what [some advanced concept] entails in practice, watch me change things up from here..."

The narrator and the author both seem highly competent in isolation. But someone somewhere (looking at you Manning) made the fatal decision to 'just leave out the code' for the narrator's script.

Like the very people who willingly buy programming audiobooks wouldn't WANT to be exposed to something as uncouth as -- good heavens -- code read out loud!

The fact that the author has skillfully employed code snippets to make vital points in the original text is laudable. With those portions omitted, however, nothing tangible whatsoever remains.

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