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In the course Functional Programming the basic principles of functional programming are discussed and illustrated with examples. In addition to object-oriented programming, functional programming is an important trend in the development of computer science.
The course starts with a discussion of the background of functional programming in the lambda calculus. In the functional programming paradigm a program is built from functions that perform operations on the arguments.
Programming languages based entirely on this paradigm are Erlang, F♯, Haskell, Lisp and ML.
The course covers how functions do not cause side effects in purely functional programming languages. These are effects that affect more than the result of the function, such as changing a global variable. Variables that serve as an accumulator, counter or control variable have no place in a functional language.
Also attention is paid to characteristic functional concepts such as immutable data, clojures and map and reduce algorithms.
Additionally the course Functional Programming covers the various types of functions such as first class functions, higher order functions and lambda functions.
Finally the discussion of other functional terms such as Generators and Iterators, Fold Expressions, Memoization and Monads is on the agenda.
The course Functional Programming is designed for individuals who want to learn the principles of functional programming and to apply this knowledge in languages with functional aspects.
To participate in this course experience with software development and basic programming skills are required.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentations. Demos are used to clarify the concepts. Examples in different languages are used to illustrate the concepts. The theory is interspersed with exercises.
Participants receive an official certificate Functional Programming after successful completion of the course.
Module 1 : Intro Functional Programming
Module 2 : Functions and Style
Module 3 : Map and Reduce
What is Functional Programming?
Absence of side effects
Immutable Data and Keeping State
Erlang an Clojure
Support in Python and Java
First Class Functions
Functions as Parameters
Functions as Return Values
Higher Order Functions
Function and Collection
Reduce to Single Value
Benefits Map and Reduce
Filter and Find Function
All and Any Function
Module 4 : Pipelines
Module 5 : Other Functional Concepts
Tail Call Optimization
Generators and Iterators
Evil of Shared State
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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