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Functional Programming Tutorial

Functional programming languages are specially designed to handle symbolic computation and list processing applications. Functional programming is based on mathematical functions. Some of the popular functional programming languages include: Lisp, Python, Erlang, Haskell, Clojure, etc. This tutorial provides a brief overview of the most fundamental concepts of functional programming languages in general. In addition, it provides a comparative analysis of object-oriented programming and functional programming language in every example.


This tutorial will help all those readers who are keen to understand the basic concepts of functional programming. It is a very basic tutorial that has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of beginners.


Before proceeding with this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of Computer Programming terminologies in general and a good exposure to any programming language such as C, C++, or Java.