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Basics of functional programming


Functional programming offers a different approach to data and program structure. Originally a domain of academic institutions, however, nowadays it is getting used more and more, particularly thanks to its usefulness in distributed systems. Examples of functional properties in code include: usage of immutable variables, recursion, pattern matching or higher-order functions, which are not always easy to understand for a beginner. In this talk, we will introduce some of the functional programming properties and their usage in Python.


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