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There are so many things happening in the front-end world, so many frameworks, libraries, patterns, utilities, and even languages to choose from. It is so easy to get lost given that many choices. But if we look at all of them at a higher level and try to figure out the trend and the direction the whole industry is shifting towards, it might get a little bit easier on our choices. As long as we select something using the trending technology, even if the framework itself might fade away in 2, 3 years, the techniques, concepts and patterns we learn from it will last longer, and it will make us switch to other frameworks easier.
The trend right now is definitely Functional Programming. So in this talk, we will explore some of the benefits we can get writing code in a functional style, and we will look at many popular libraries and see how and how much they embrace the idea of Functional Programming, including React/Redux, Angular 2, RxJS, Cycle, Elm, Ramda….
Speaker: Nan Li