Playing With Fire

Exploring the web one Elixir at a time

Some Higher Order Abstractions in JS

This first article in the series concerns itself with discussing higher order functional programming (FP) concepts or rather abstractions and how they can apply in the context of JavaScript. Some of these concepts will be unfamiliar to those who approach JavaScript from an object-oriented perspective.

Topics that will be discussed in this post are Functors, Maybe, Either and Monads.

If thats interesting, then read on.


Functional Programming with JS

This is an introduction to Functional Programming (FP) for the unaware and discusses a number of concepts that JavaScript (or in deed any) programmers that come from OOP-Land might probably not be overly familiar with.

Given the drive to FP and the benefits that it can bring over imperative coding styles, now is a great time to get up to speed.