Larry Garfield has posted a book review to his Steemit site giving his thoughts about the "Functional Programming in PHP" book from php[architect] press.
I was asked by php[architect] a while back to review "Functional Programming in PHP, 2nd Ed" by Simon Holywell. I've been sitting on this review for a while, so it's time to finally get it done.
He starts with some of the usual disclosures about receiving the book (for free), what the review is based on and that the opinions are his alone. He goes on to share some of his initial impressions of the book and whether he feels it's a good book to recommend to those wanting to start out with functional programming in PHP. He also points out that, while the book was published in 2016 the recommended PHP version even then was quite old (v5.4). He covers some of the topics that the book covers, noting that many of them, while interesting, don't add much to the overall book.
He does focus on one chapter and how, at the beginning, it showed promise but quickly moved towards using 3rd party libraries for more complex operations. He finishes the review by answering the question: "does this book make me care about functional programming in PHP?"