Functional Programming is Growing

Reason #2 to Learn Functional Programming

I started doing functional programming back in 2001. Back then, if you talked to people online, even those who had been programming for a while, there was no hope for getting a job in Lisp. It was like an urban legend. People knew people who told stories about people who had jobs. But mostly they remembered how easy functional life was in the 1980s.

But it's different now. People are getting paid to work in Clojure, Haskell, Elixir, Erlang, Scala, and more. They're talking about them at conferences. They're blogging and tweeting FP. FP is a viable career path.

You should learn functional programming. I'll give you many reasons, but this is just one. Reason #2 is that FP is growing.

Check out this graph of survey results:

Future Languages (Intent to learn)

Scala, Swift, Clojure, Haskell, Erlang, Elixir, and F# are all in the top 15.

Source: O'Reilly 2016 European Software Development Salary Survey

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Eric Normand

Eric Normand

Eric Normand loves functional programming. He wants to help you thrive. He is the Chief Instigator and Fearless Leader of