.NET Core and More

W04 Testing the Functional Waters: Functional Programming Principles and Patterns in C#


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Adrienne Tacke

Software Engineer, International Speaker, and Author

Originating as a C# developer, the benefits of functional programming always taunted me. Yet, most applications I worked on heavily relied on user interfaces and an otherwise object-oriented architecture, so the decision to move to F# or some other functional programming language didn't make sense.

Despite this, many principles and patterns from functional programming DID make sense to implement for cleaner and more robust code. Important paradigms like immutability, method chaining, and using expressions over statements were certainly things even C# developers could take advantage of! In this talk, I want to demonstrate how C# developers can implement these beneficial patterns and principles and explore how doing so ultimately results in better code!

You will learn:

  • Understand the principles and patterns of functional programming
  • How to implement functional programming principles and patterns in C#
  • Recognize the benefits of writing C# code in a functional way