Functional programming: A step backward

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Originally posted at Infoworld by Andrew Oliver, this is article is a little controversial, especially if you are a fan of functional programming, which is all the rage right now; that said, it’s interesting to read his take on it considering that he isn’t not exactly a fan.

Functional programming languages will have a place in general application development when we can read their code at a glance

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know functional programming is all the rage among the so-called alpha geeks. Perhaps you already use a functional programming language. If you use a more conventional language like Java or C#, you’re probably aware it has functional programming features in store. While this brave new world is upon us, and before we take things too far, it might be a good time to pause and reflect on the appropriateness of…

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