r/functionalprogramming turned 10
Last week r/functionalprogramming turned 10 years old! Time passed very quickly since I created the subreddit.
I had heard about functional programming before at university and from co-workers, but hadn't much need for it at work. But when I started working on Apache Commons Functor, I realized I needed somewhere to start collecting all the blog posts, papers, and other links I was finding on a part of the Internet I had no idea it existed before.
Apache Functor was never released after these 10 years, but luckily
r/functionalprogramming gained new subscribers that started sharing
interesting content. At the moment I am writing this, the subreddit has
a total of 19752 users, compared with 19700 from exactly one week ago.
I hope it continues to be a good place for subscribers to help each other,
while also having fun, and learning more about functional programming,
I am looking to add more moderators to make it a fairer place (after all no place with a single moderator can be unbiased) and to increase the bus factor, reducing the risk of the subreddit becoming mod-less in case I am unavailable. Get in touch if you know of anyone interested in functional programming and building communities.
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