I tend to this space for pet projects and the learning process, but today I will use it to vent a bit.
Before I jump into it, please, bear in mind I don't hold any particular grudge against functional programming – or Ramda, for what it matters. My problem is not the paradigm, is the abuse of it.
In my latest gig, my team inherited a codebase that was heavily fp oriented.
It took me a bit to figure out my way around the code, and whlist I'm surely not the best programmer around, I also have quite a few years of experience and developed a decent code sense, so it was particularly frustrating not being able to just dive in.
The contractors setting it up used another repo as a blue print, and embraced fp in full, but in the meantime the company had moved away from it and our repo is kind of a unique in its kind.
Given that, it wasn't a particularly hard decision to comply to the direction set by the company and start our quest to burn Ramda with fire. And whilst I'm enjoying doing it, it's of course a strategic decision, not something we would've done in autonomy if the company hadn't already done that evaluation.
Enough with the anticipation, let's dive into the code...
My team went to the process of defining our coding principles. The second up – after Resiliance, which is key for the success of our platform – is Maintainability, so you can see why the code needs to evolve to enable it.