Why Attend?

This course is designed to help software development teams learn the basics of functional programming and its benefits. We will explore the fundamentals of the functional paradigm in a series of hands-on exercises, which will provide a starting point for your journey into functional programming.

This course teaches software development teams how to:

  • Introduce the way of thinking of Functional Programming
  • Understand the benefits (and drawbacks) of immutability
  • start using the basic elements needed to create complex applications using FP languages
  • simplify their testing needs
  • introduce some of the ideas into their current paradigms
  • introduce FP languages into their current systems

Audience

This course is designed for software development teams that:

  • Have at least two years of commercial experience
  • Are evaluating the use of an FP language
  • Want to simplify the business flows wihtin their system(s)

Course Content

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to course, objectives, F# and Fable
  • Lesson 2 - Introduction to the domain
  • Lesson 3 - Immutability
  • Lesson 4 - Impure/Pure/Impure sandwich
  • Lesson 5 - Functions as first class citizen
  • Lesson 6 - Partial application
  • Lesson 7 - Lambdas
  • Lesson 8 - Piping
  • Lesson 9 - Composition
  • Lesson 10 - Recursion
  • Lesson 11 - Alternatives to recursion
  • Lesson 12 - Pattern Matching
  • Lesson 13 - Helpful Constructs
  • Lesson 14 - Railway Oriented Programming
  • Lesson 15 - Testing
  • Lesson 16 - An overview of FP languages

Prerequisites

Required:

  • Access to a GitLab account
  • Bring their own laptop
  • The following applications are installed:
    • NodeJS
    • npm
    • .NET
    • paket - execute `dotnet tool install -g paket` from the command line
  • Have an integrated development environment that can handle F#. We recommend using Visual Studio Code with Ionide.

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