This guide's content consists of chapters grouped into related sections. Each section has a theme that is based on the data we use as examples.
Here are some example data we'll work with:
- The International Space Station's location
- Internationalization (i18n)
Many examples include explanations outside and inside code blocks; the latter are done via code comments.
Content that I deemed to be advanced and perhaps not immediately relevant for newcomers is marked as "Advanced" in chapters where the advanced material is contained.
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Even though I've worked with Ramda since 2016, programmed professionally since 2011, and taught programming for a while, I don't have a computer science degree (yet), and I am not a Category Theory expert. The opinions in this guide stem from my experience learning functional programming concepts through a number of languages and making heaps of mistakes along the way. There are also a lot of people who invested in me, and I am thankful for their guidance along the path.
If you find mistakes or hold different opinions, feel free to open an issue, and we can publicly discuss things there.
I'll never stop learning and being better than I was yesterday, and I hope that perspective provides you, dear reader, some value as you embark on your functional programming journey.