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5 Best Functional Programming Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Functional Programming books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best functional programming books" and study the top 4 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Scala for the Impatient

    Cay S. Horstmann

  2. 2

    Programming in Scala

    Martin Odersky

  3. 4

    Scala in Action

    Nilanjan Raychaudhuri


  • How was this Functional Programming books list created?

    We searched for "best Functional Programming books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Functional Programming books are in this list?

    There are 5 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Functional Programming books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Functional Programming books on the internet.

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