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Clojure in Action: Does your book cover basics of FP?

 
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Hi Authors,

Just wondering for the OO fanatic like me, does Clojure in Action explains the FP fundamentals along the way or is it kind of pre-requisite?

Thanks and welcome to ranch!
 
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The book does explain the basics of the functional programming (FP) style and does not assume any prior FP knowledge. It also walks you through the process of creating some more ambitious programs to help you acquire an intuition for designing a nontrivial program in a functional style.

The book does, however, assume some programming experience! It may move too quickly and assume to much for an "introduction to programming" book.
 
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Francis Avila wrote: to help you acquire an intuition for designing a nontrivial program in a functional style


Sagar Rohankar wrote:for the OO fanatic like me


To just get a taste for how different the design process can be watch:

Mark Bastian's Bottom Up vs Top Down Design or API first vs. Data First Design in Clojure (ClojureTV)
and
Stuart Sierra's Thinking in Data (data-oriented programming).


Michael Feathers: OO makes code understandable by encapsulating moving parts. FP makes code understandable by minimizing moving parts. (Twitter)
 
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