Overcoming Dys-functional Programming. Leverage & transcend years of OO know-how with FP.
Interest in Functional Programming has exploded in recent years. If you are an experienced OO developer, your design techniques and coding practices can easily get in the way of FP success. It certainly did for us! Fortunately, there are ways to leverage what you already know, to allow you to take advantage of the powerful tools FP can provide.
Join Declan and Shawn in this interactive session. Experience how FP can improve your existing code and simplify your design. Explore the joys and challenges of improving your Object Oriented skills with Functional Programming.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
This session was presented previously at deliver:Agile 2019, as a 90 minute session.
In the session the OO programmer is introduced to FP by the showing, discussing and refactoring of code.
The talk format was as follows:
- 10 - What is FP, define terms
- 30 - Refactoring existing code with FP - live coding exercise where code is refactored using FP techniques
- 30 - FP and OO design - discussion with code samples (and some live coding) of use of FP within, or instead of, OO design
- 10 - Discussion of the challenges and benefits of FP, and discussion of the learning path
- 10 - Questions
The session was well attended and reviews were excellent. A sample comment from a well-known Agile coach: "I'm very selective about which talks I go to at conferences these days. Yours was the best of those I attended this year, and it really helped put FP into perspective. I thought it was just for Big Data projects, but I see it differently now."
Declan and Shawn both have many years of presentation experience, including speaking at the Agile Toronto conference.
- principles and practices that work with both FP and OO
- learning path to becoming a better FP developer
- things to watch out for as an OO developer when applying FP
- refactoring techniques to move OO code to an FP style
Experienced developers who are new to Functional Programming
Prerequisites for Attendees
This is a technical session. There will be code; lots of it.
Prior familiarity with Functional concepts or any particular language are not required.
schedule Submitted 7 months ago
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