re: Why is functional programming gaining popularity? VIEW POST


So much of modern development boils down to receiving data from one system, transforming the data in some fashion and then passing it on to another system. FP is better suited to this than OOP because FP embraces data rather than trying to abstract it away all the time. Big ironclad static OOP languages like C++, C# and Java work well if you are writing a thick client in which you are in control of all the external interfaces, but in this world of microservices and REST APIs this kind of application is becoming increasingly rare.

In short, FP is not a silver bullet, it is just better than OOP for the kinds of problems we are trying to solve today.

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