Course Functional Programming

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  • Course Functional Programming : Content

    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.

    Intro Functional Programming

    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.

    Functional Characteristics

    Modern languages ​​such as Java, Python, Scala and JavaScript are equipped with functional features but are not entirely based on them.

    Pure Functional Languages​​

    Programming languages ​​based entirely on this paradigm are Erlang, F♯, Haskell, Lisp and ML.

    Side Effects

    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.

    Map and Reduce

    Also attention is paid to characteristic functional concepts such as immutable data, clojures and map and reduce algorithms.

    Functions and Style

    Additionally the course Functional Programming covers the various types of functions such as first class functions, higher order functions and lambda functions.

    Other Functional Concepts

    Finally the discussion of other functional terms such as Generators and Iterators, Fold Expressions, Memoization and Monads is on the agenda.

  • Course Functional Programming : Training

    Audience Functional Programming Course

    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.

    Prerequisites Course Functional Programming

    To participate in this course experience with software development and basic programming skills are required.

    Realization Training Functional Programming

    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.

    Certification Functional Programming

    Participants receive an official certificate Functional Programming after successful completion of the course.

    Course Functional Programming
  • Course Functional Programming : Modules

    Module 1 : Intro Functional Programming

    Module 2 : Functions and Style

    Module 3 : Map and Reduce

    What is Functional Programming?
    Paradigm Origins
    Lambda Calculus
    Absence of side effects
    Immutable Data and Keeping State
    Maintenance Benefits
    Functional Languages
    Erlang an Clojure
    Haskell and JavaScript
    Support in Python and Java
    Functional Style
    Imperative Programming
    Declarative Programming
    First Class Functions
    Functions as Parameters
    Functions as Return Values
    Pure Functions
    Anonymous Functions
    Higher Order Functions
    Replace Iteration
    Map Parameters
    Function and Collection
    Anonymous Functions
    Reduce to Single Value
    Reduce Parameters
    Benefits Map and Reduce
    Filter and Find Function
    All and Any Function

    Module 4 : Pipelines

    Module 5 : Other Functional Concepts

    Combining Functions
    Efficiency Issues
    Referential Transparency
    Tail Call Optimization
    Lazy Evaluation
    Generators and Iterators
    Fold Expressions
    Strict Evaluation
    Type Systems
    Non-strict Evaluation
    Evil of Shared State
    Thread Safeness
  • Course Functional Programming : General

    Course Forms

    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.

    Course times

    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.


    At the end of each course, participants are requested to evaluate the course in terms of course content, course material, trainer and location. The evaluation form can be found at https://www.klantenvertellen.nl/reviews/1039545/spiraltrain?lang=en. The evaluations of previous participants and previous courses can also be found there.


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  • Course Functional Programming : Reviews

  • Course Functional Programming : Certificate