re: Why is functional programming gaining popularity? VIEW POST


Because many programming problems are easier to model as a series of data transformations, as opposed to a set of mappings of real-world objects. React and Elm show that it's intuitive for creating stateful UI apps. Phoenix (Elixir's web framework) shows that a typical web app can be represented as a pipeline of functions transforming the received connection. We have chained functions (commands) on terminals for as long as I could remember.

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