re: Why is functional programming gaining popularity? VIEW POST


My company decided to move to Scala (Akka + Spark) for the new products. We were super happy with our C#.NET stack (at least I thought so) and we had a lot of super bright engineer with plenty experience in the field. The move was very bold and it took us longer time than we expected from start to deliver.
For someone like me, with couple years of experience with JS/Python/C# it was super hard - I was finding myself being able to write maximum couple lines of code a day (super frustrating).
I believe, that modern approach of 'fast data' fully suits functional programming idea. There are lots of things I won't be doing with FP - like GUI apps (Desktop/Mobile), but it's super efficient for data processing when time to process can grow exponentially with amount of data.

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