re: Why is functional programming gaining popularity? VIEW POST


I wrote an article about this topic 6 months ago. It's not so much about what has changed with languages, but rather what has changed with the world that is driving adoption of functional programming. Functional programming uses immutable constructs, which are easier to reason about (for humans), and safer in terms of concurrency, and in general. Lots of other reasons - you can read about them in my article.

"Elixir - Erlang didn't change, the world did"

So what happened? The world changed, and continues to change:

Moore’s law ends,
I am sitting in front of a 16 core SMP computer,
It has more memory than I could ever use,
It is fast,
I am writing simple networked services,
Reliable code, not just features, differentiates,
Scalability is standard, and not special.


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