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Here’s some books that can help you get ramped up into the functional programming paradigm Introducing functional programming with Underscore.js by Michael Fogus. And for a more in depth look into functional patterns Professor Frisby’s Mostly Adequate Guide to Functional Programming.
Some additional resources of people that have come to embrace the functional programming concepts:
John Carmack on why and how functional programming can help with game development..
Richard Feldman found writing in Elm made refactoring easier, improved productivity, and code quality.
Paul Graham) attributes his company’s success on using LISP for faster iterations and quickly creating new features.
WhatsApp scaled to millions with a very small team.
Jon Nyman is full stack web developer who is passionate about the functional paradigm of programming. He programmed in Node.js for about 8 months and now spends most of his time writing C#, F#, and T-SQL.