Bring the power of functional programming to your PHP applications. From performance optimizations to concurrency, improved testability to code brevity, functional programming has a host of benefits when compared to traditional imperative programming. Part one of Pro Functional PHP Programming takes you through the basics of functional programming, outlining the key concepts and how they translate into standard PHP functions and code. Part two takes this theory and shows you the strategies for implementing it to solve real problems in your new or existing PHP applications. Functional programming is popular in languages such as Lisp, Scheme and Clojure, but PHP also contains all you need to write functional code. This book will show you how to take advantage of functional programming in your own projects, utilizing the PHP programming language that you already know.What You'll LearnDiscover functional programming in PHPWork with functional programming functionsDesign strategies for high-performance applicationsManage business logic with functionsUse functional programming in object-oriented and procedural applicationsEmploy helper libraries in your applicationProcess big data with functional PHPWho This Book Is ForProgrammers and web developers with experience of PHP who are looking to get more out of their PHP coding and be able to do more with PHP.