Course Functional Programming

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.

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  • Course Functional Programming : Content

    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
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