Let's face it: unless you're already a member of the FP cool kids club (I'm not!), a statement like, "a monad is just a monoid in the category of endofunctors", just doesn't mean anything useful to us.
That's not to say the terms are meaningless or that FPrs are bad for using them. Once you graduate from Functional-Light, you'll maybe/hopefully want to study FP more formally, and you'll certainly have plenty of exposure to what they mean and why.
To read more about the motivations and perspective behind this book, check out the Preface.
- Foreword (by Brian Lonsdorf, aka "Prof Frisby")
- Chapter 1: Why Functional Programming?
- Chapter 2: The Nature Of Functions
- Chapter 3: Managing Function Inputs
- Chapter 4: Composing Functions
- Chapter 5: Reducing Side Effects
- Chapter 6: Value Immutability
- Chapter 7: Closure vs Object
- Chapter 8: Recursion
- Chapter 9: List Operations
- Chapter 10: Functional Async
- Chapter 11: Putting It All Together
- Appendix A: Transducing
- Appendix B: The Humble Monad
- Appendix C: FP Libraries
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