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Professor Frisby Introduces Composable Functional JavaScript

Instructor

Brian Lonsdorf
1h 50m closed-captioning
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4.8
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Published 5 years ago
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Updated 8 months ago

This course teaches the ubiquitous abstractions for modeling pure functional programs. Functional languages have adopted these algebraic constructs across the board as a way to compose applications in a principled way.

We can do the same in JavaScript. While the subject matter will move beyond the functional programming basics, no previous knowledge of functional programming is required. You'll start composing functionality before you know it.

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Learner Reviews

  • Michael
    10 months ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    This is a legit funny course. I am ‘new’ to fp, so I’m going to have to rewatch it a few times - but I really appreciate the chuckles in the reaction shots, and Prof Frisbee thinking out loud.

  • hans
    11 months ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Explained very clearly and without to much technicalities, but still showing the essential parts of fp and category theory. Also very good real life examples. Hope there's more to come :)

  • Learner
    a year ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Everything, we need more of this pronto

  • Learner
    a year ago
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    What would make this course a 7 for you?

    In my opinion, this is a really great course. I like how each idea is presented gradually, and how the incomprehensible jargon is demystified. And also how to actually apply it--shown at the end.

    So, thank you Brian for that.

    Even so, I'm gonna have to watch it again..as I haven't fully digested the concepts.

    I can't think of anyone who I could recommend this course to.. who would be willing to go through this, just to learn functional programming.

    The one person I know, who's trying to learn Haskell, has given up on it--and is now using Erlang. (-- ;)

  • Bobby Farese
    a year ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    The focus on design. I’ve struggled to find good, concise content on design patterns for functional programs.

    Thanks so much, Brian!

  • Learner
    a year ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Really impressed of the capabilities we can have using these utilities when programming

Course Content

1h 50m • 29 lessons

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