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Published: Mar 16, 2012
Functional programming continues its slow but steady ascent into developer mind share and, increasingly, code bases. New languages like Clojure, Scala, and F# offer great new features. Now libraries such as Functional Java, TotallyLazy and LambdaJ are back porting some functional language capabilities, particularly around higher-order functions and collections, into Java. We like this trend because it previews common capabilities of future languages yet allows developers to stay in their comfort zone.