Learning syntax is part of our lives and that comes from practice. The challenge with programming in the functional style is to be able to think in a paradigm that is different from the one we are used to. In this live coding presentation, we will take a look at how to promote such thinking by taking some imperative style code and refactoring to functional style. Along the way, we will discuss the thought process to make the journey a pleasant experience.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable Agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him on twitter at @venkat_s.