Functional Programming for OOP Developers: Part 1

Yeah yeah yeah, tl;dr; and show me the code, yo!

Introduction

I have been learning Functional Programming over the past year with a friend of mine. We’ve both cut our teeth on finding who to learn from, what articles are useful, and what actually translates into your day to day programming job. I’ve also learned a lot of natural problems that arise as you start a new project from scratch with an OOP background, or if you’re refactoring some OOP code to be more functional.

In this article, I wanted to share some of what I learned. Specifically what functional programming is, why it matters, how to use pure functions and list comprehensions in the real world. While I use JavaScript in this article, I’ve learned that the concepts and libraries supporting it are available in many programming languages.

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Experiences in Managing Software Development Through Kanban & Trello

Introduction

On my last project, I managed a team developing an application to manage hospitality locations. Given our requirements were constantly in flux, the contracts were on a short cycle, and the team was generally new to enterprise software development, I chose a Kanban style approach to managing and delivering it. I wanted to share with you the rationale, methodology, challenges, and the surprising change to my role while on the project.
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