re: Why is functional programming gaining popularity? VIEW POST


What Josh Cheek mentioned really rings true for me: "FP has a basis in math, making it declarative and immutable. It turns out that most of the problems that most of us have with most of our programs simply disappear when we write code in a way that is congruent with this constraint."

Furthermore, over the years I've built very very large applications in a functional programming style, and I've found almost no need for class abstractions and inheritance.

Personally, I've really enjoyed Javascript. Objects, Arrays, and functions are all that's needed to build very expressive, bug-resistant, massive applications.

Immutability makes everything easier as well.

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