Trends Report

The New Dawn Of Functional Programming

What Enterprises Need To Know About The Next Era Of Software Development

December 11th, 2017
Michael Facemire, null
Michael Facemire
With contributors:
Christopher Mines , Jeffrey Hammond , Dave Bartoletti , Randy Heffner , John Rymer , Amy Homan , Peter Harrison


Functional programming (FP) is beginning to hit the mainstage. Requiring greater scale and dynamic experiences, the customer-facing software development world is outgrowing stateful, object-oriented (OO) development. Seven decades in the making, FP models will finally rise as the solution to certain enterprise-scale software challenges. Enterprises must experiment now with the new FP skills, languages, and platforms they need to begin a transition. This report outlines six recommendations for application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders during the shift to FP.

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