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How can you overcome JavaScript language oddities and unsafe features? With this book, you’ll learn how to create code that’s beautiful, safe, and simple to understand and test by using JavaScript’s functional programming support. Author Michael Fogus shows you how to apply functional-style concepts with Underscore.js, a JavaScript library that facilitates functional programming techniques.

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Average Rating: 5 out of 5 rating Based on 2 Ratings

"Great Intro into FP" - by Patrick Roumanoff on 18-JUN-2013
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I already liked underscore a lot, but this book shows that it only scratches the surface of FP in Javascript and even provide extensions to this framework through underscore-contrib.

Being able to read the book cover to cover in a couple of hours is a feast considering the amount of concepts covered - now I said read, not assimilated or practised.

I also really liked the simple introduction to actions (aka Monad). I have been researching that concept for quite some time, but this is possibly the best demonstration I have seen so far. Another one that came close was http://adit.io/posts/2013-04-17-functors,_applicatives,_and_monads_in_-
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Thanks Mr. Fogus

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