Applying Functional Principles in C#

Functional programming in C# can give you insight into how your programs will behave. You'll learn the fundamental principles that lie at the foundation of functional programming, why they're important, and how to apply them.
Course info
Rating
(216)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
April 8, 2016
Duration
3h 28m
Table of contents
Introduction
10m 49s
Description
Course info
Rating
(216)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
April 8, 2016
Duration
3h 28m
Description

With the advent of LINQ, C# has gotten a significant exposure to functional programming. However, functional programming in C# is not restricted to the use of extension methods, lambdas and immutable classes. There are a lot of practices that haven't been adopted as widely because there's not much of native language support for them in C#. Still, they can be extremely beneficial should you incorporate them into your day-to-day work. This course, Applying Functional Principles in C#, will show them to you. You will learn the fundamental principles behind functional programming, why they are important and how to apply them in practice. Specific topics you'll cover include refactoring to an immutable architecture, avoiding exceptions, primitive obsession, how to handles failures and input errors, and more. By the end of this course, you will have a much more comprehensive understanding of why and how to use functional programming.

About the author
About the author

Vladimir Khorikov is a Microsoft MVP and has been professionally involved in software development for more than 10 years.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Vladimir Khorikov and welcome to my course Applying Functional Principles in C#.

I am a backend developer and very excited to share this course with you. This course is a description of fundamential principles that lie at the foundation of funtional programming. You will be surprised how simple they are and at the same time how many useful practices they entail.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:
1. Immutable architecture,
2. Why nulls are evil and how to fix that,
3. Primitive obsession,
4. The use of exceptions, and
5. Handling failures and input errors in a functional way.

By the end this course, you will know how to apply functional principles in practice in your own projects. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the C# programming language. If not, we have lots of C# cources to choose from on Pluralsight.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn functional principles with the Applying Functional Principles in C# course, at Pluralsight. We hope you enjoy.