Using Visual Basic, and thinking about Functional Programming? Here’s an excerpt from Eric White’s blog, explaining why you should:
Functional Programming (FP) has the potential to reduce program line count by 20% to 50%, reduce bugs and increase robustness, and move us in the direction of taking advantage of multiple core CPUs.
He believes that the reasons many developers don’t take advantage of functional programming are the learning curve and the unfamiliarity. If that’s what’s been holding you back, check out Eric’s step-by-step tutorial on functional programming using VB 9.0. VB 9.0 and it’s new language features revolving around LINQ make Visual Basic a great language for doing functional programming. Here’s the tutorial to learn how: