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2012 Resolution: Start Coding Again

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
Good stuff here Asynchronous Financial Data processing using F#

There's OO programming and generic programming which are popular in computational finance. The Functional Programming model complements them because it focuses on all aspects of (mathematical) functions and their implementation in a compiler. It allows developers to do things much more easily than with OOP and GP.

In C++, you can use FP in the Boost libraries Function, signal2 and Bind.

I would say that FP model will become more important. For example, we have implemented many of the Gamma GOF and POSA patterns using FP methods. It's like a breath of fresh air:)

On an off topic; 'programming' in HTML or Javascript can be useful but they will not offer enough intellectual challenge when moving to other programming languages.