Starting New Book: Functional Programming Smells

Starting on a new book project in July: Functional Programming Smells. Join along for the ride!

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Starting New Book: Functional Programming Smells

Code the best you can.

Learn and avoid code smells.

Teach yourself to be a better programmer.

Who Are You?

You build things. You solve problems using programming. You're a mid-level developer or better. You have experience in a couple or more programming languages, like C# and SQL, or Javascript and Java. The exact languages aren't important, but you need to have real-world experience using an Object-Oriented language, some exposure to other ways of using computer programming to solve problems. You need a desire to learn a functional programming language.

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Overview

This book will be about helping you overcome the obstacles you might have in becoming an excellent functional programmer. When I started, these are the kinds of problems I had.

  1. I don't know where to get started
  2. I don't know which things to learn first
  3. I don't know what I'm looking at
  4. I don't know how to translate back and forth to OOP
  5. I don't know which classic coding smells to use
  6. I don't know which classic coding smells to modify for FP
  7. I don't know which new coding smells I should be looking for
  8. I don't know how to architect larger solutions
  9. I don't know how to work with people on larger projects
  10. I don't know which new superpowers I have gained

I will address each item in a chapter. Each item will have a list of smells, indications you may be experiencing this problem, alongside recommendations on how to prevent those smells fro recurring.

Standby for incoming fun!

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