Composing Software: An Exploration of Functional Programming and Object Composition in JavaScript (Eric Elliott)

 
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Composing Software: An Exploration of Functional Programming and Object Composition in JavaScript (Eric Elliott)

All software design is composition: the process of dissecting larger problems into smaller ones and then constructing solutions to those smaller problems.

Compositional techniques are not well understood by the majority of developers. It's high time that changed.

The author examines the principles of composition in the context of JavaScript, including both function composition and object composition. The principles of both functional and object-oriented programming are covered in the book to help the reader better grasp how to construct and organize sophisticated applications from basic building pieces.

  • Functional programming
  • Object composition
  • How to work with composite data structures
  • Closures
  • Higher order functions
  • Functors (e.g., array. map)
  • Monads (e.g., promises)
  • Transducers
  • Lensese

All of this is done within the framework of JavaScript, the most popular programming language worldwide. However, learning does not end with JavaScript. You can use these lessons in any language. This book's lessons on software composition are ageless, and they will hold true regardless of how popular today's languages and frameworks may be. This programming book, in contrast to most others, might still be relevant in 20 years.

Ebook Details

Author(s)
About the Authors
Eric Elliott is the Founder of DevAnywhere.io. Mentor of mentors.
Published
Published Date / Year
(December 27, 2018); eBook (Medium.com, 2019)
License(s)
Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US)
Hardcover
254 pages
eBook Format
HTML and PDF
Language
English
ISBN-10
1661212565
ISBN-13
978-1661212568

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