Why Functional Programming Leads to Reliable Software

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Patrick Prémont, functional programming architect from local consulting firm Tindr, came to speak to my Programming Paradigms class last week. We're currently learning functional programming in Racket, so who better to speak to the class than someone who actually uses the functional paradigm in industry? The theme of Patrick's talk was that functional programming can create very reliable software when you combine the safety of functions without side effects with the compile-time checking of a good type system. . . .

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