Meet Eric Normand
Eric Normand is an experienced functional programmer, trainer, speaker, and writer on all things FP. He hails from New Orleans. He started programming in Lisp in 2000. He creates Clojure training material at PurelyFunctional.tv. He also consults with companies to use functional programming to better serve business objectives. You can find him speaking internationally at programming conferences. His writing, speaking, training, and consulting can be found at LispCast.com.
Fantastic book. I think it’s the best book on functional programming for programmers of any level. It uses the concepts of Actions, Data, and Calculations to reframe programming. I think it’s brilliant. I loved reading early drafts of your book — I would have called it a book on how to write valuable features that is liberated from the tar pits of astonishing amounts of complexity.
Thanks! I really enjoyed your book. Great job!
Can recommend this book without reservation. And it's not even finished yet.
Really enjoying Grokking Simplicity by @ericnormand . The way the book is constantly changing and highlighting sections of code make me feel it would make a great @scrimba course.
Just finished #GrokkingSimplicity. It's not a book, it's a journal that every software engineer should give a shot. Every single page will change your mind, from computer thinking to how to show people what to do next. Thank you @ericnormand.
Hats off to @ericnormand and his book Grokking Simplicity. It's been a journey to discover how ideas I thought I knew well are dissected and explained beautifully step by step. This book made me a better code writer. Thanks!
I just bought a very good book on #Functional #Programming called "Grokking Simplicity" written by @ericnormand. It's really an awesome book. I am going to finish it during my Christmas holidays. ✌️
Just finished chapter 7 of Grokking Simplicity by @ericnormand and I'm certain now that buying this book would be one of my best choices of 2021! Highly recommended even if you are not doing FP.
Eric, I've read the six first chapters and it's amazing how you approached design principles. It teach me something I was looking for a long time. Let it grow, and write more about.
For me it is great book so far. You're explaining stuff usually not available in programming books.
Excellent book! Highly recommended to anyone who wants to improve their programming skills.
I recently came across your book and I think it is simply great. For quite some time I have been struggling with introducing some clean code principles to my teammates. It was not easy to find some concrete examples on the web. Your book just hits the sweet spots on multiple levels and it pretty much contains all I want my teammates to know. Also, kudos to the heads-first-like writing style. Love it so far. Keep up the great work!
The teaching, guidance and wisdom from Grokking Simplicity by @ericnormand are the main reason I am about to reason and refactor my old messy code into this beauty. Thank you again, for the great book!
“Grokking Simplicity” by @ericnormand a functional programming #book that is practical for software engineering and focused on software design? WHAT? Really? I need to read this now! 😬
#GrokkingSimplicity is excellent beyond words. I finally took the time to go through it, making notes, absorbing as much as I could. There’s nothing I’ve read recently quite so helpful as the chapters from 13 onward. (Still have 17, 18, and 19 to go.) This is really good.
If you're looking for a book to read that's widely applicable to whatever you're doing in technology then this book should jump up to the top of your list!
CANT WAIT to dig into the final published version of Grokking Simplicity. Been reading the MEAP versions and for sure this has made me rethink the way I approach problem solving and system design. Kudos and props to @ericnormand. Read this. You won't regret it!
This book has changed how I write code in profound ways. Highly recommend it.
Eric Normand is so good at what he does that I've had multiple dreams where he teaches me Clojure and functional programming. I got his book, Grokking Simplicity, on my desk right now. He's so good.
Got my hands on "Grokking Simplicity" by @ericnormand and this book is such a revelation. You learn functional programming using practical scenarios and you relate it with what you do in your day to day work. Strongly recommended for anyone who needs great text on FP.
If you're interested in learning more about functional programming and how to apply it in day-to-day software development, highly recommend checking out @ericnormand's book Grokking Simplicity!
I’d recommend still getting the book. It’s one of the most well structured instructional books I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t be surprised if this because required reading for students.
If functional programming gives you a headache or you need to sell functional concepts to your team, Grokking Simplicity by @ericnormand is for you.
Reading Grokking Simplicity by @ericnormand, and I really enjoy the clean introduction to the concept of recursion. It was one of the things that took a bit to wrap my head around back when I started coding.
Enjoying Grokking Simplicity by @ericnormand! Great book for those unfamiliar with functional programming.
One of the better additions to the thinking programmer's bookshelf.