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"Grokking Simplicity: Taming Complex Software with Functional Thinking" by Eric Normand is a book that introduces the principles of functional programming in a practical and approachable way. It focuses on simplifying complex software development tasks by applying functional programming concepts.

The book teaches how to write simpler, cleaner, and more reliable code by avoiding shared state, mutable data, and side-effects. It's particularly useful for developers who are accustomed to object-oriented programming and want to explore functional paradigms.

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Published 2021

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