Functional programming is gaining traction and popularity in the industry. However, it's not always clear why someone should care about it. This course will look at what it is, how it's different, and why it matters.
Functional programming is not a new concept, but in the past few years, it has seen a sharp growth in usage and general interest. However, it's not always clear why anyone should be interested in functional programming. In this course, Functional Programming: The Big Picture, you’ll learn about what functional programming is, in a language agnostic way, and why functional programming matters. First, you’ll explore basic concepts such as pure functions and why they matter. Next, you’ll discover how immutable data, a key aspect of functional programming, helps reduce bugs. Finally, you’ll learn about some larger applications where functional programming excels. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have a better understanding of what functional programming is, how functional programming is different, and why you should care about functional programming.