Functional Programming in Java teaches Java developers how to incorporate the most powerful benefits of functional programming into new and existing Java code. You'll learn to think functionally about coding tasks in Java and use FP to make your applications easier to understand, optimize, maintain, and scale.
About the Technology
Here's a bold statement: learn functional programming and you'll be a better Java developer. Fortunately, you don't have to master every aspect of FP to get a big payoff. If you take in a few core principles, you'll see an immediate boost in the scalability, readability, and maintainability of your code. And did we mention that you'll have fewer bugs? Let's get started!
About the Book
Functional Programming in Java teaches you how to incorporate the powerful benefits of functional programming into new and existing Java code. This book uses easy-to-grasp examples, exercises, and illustrations to teach core FP principles such as referential transparency, immutability, persistence, and laziness. Along the way, you'll discover which of the new functionally inspired features of Java 8 will help you most.
- Writing code that's easier to read and reason about
- Safer concurrent and parallel programming
- Handling errors without exceptions
- Java 8 features like lambdas, method references, and functional interfaces
About the Reader
Written for Java developers with no previous FP experience.
About the Author
Pierre-Yves Saumont is a seasoned Java developer with three decades of experience designing and building enterprise software. He is an R&D engineer at Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. What is functional programming?
Chapter 2. Using functions in Java
Chapter 3. Making Java more functional
Chapter 4. Recursion, corecursion, and memoization
Chapter 5. Data handling with lists
Chapter 6. Dealing with optional data
Chapter 7. Handling errors and exceptions
Chapter 8. Advanced list handling
Chapter 9. Working with laziness
Chapter 10. More data handling with trees
Chapter 11. Solving real problems with advanced trees
Chapter 12. Handling state mutation in a functional way
Chapter 13. Functional input/output
Chapter 14. Sharing mutable state with actors
Chapter 15. Solving common problems functionally