25 June 2016

Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK

Functional Programming Design

John Stevenson /Heroku / Salesforce

Session type: Tutorial

Session duration: 45 minutes

About this Tutorial

Discover how to create you code in a functional way using abstractions & patterns common to functional programming languages.

Working through code examples in Clojure you will see how first-class functions, iterators, recursion, immutability, lazy evaluation & destructuring can produce clean code that is easier to understand.

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