How to Learn Functional Programming - 20 Bootcamps to Get You Started

Not Sure Where to Apply?

By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: January 10, 2020

Functional programming is a coding technique that is highly effective and growing in popularity—particularly in commercial software. The code is shorter, cleaner, and allows for better maintenance, testing, and debugging. Students pursuing these courses should have a solid background in mathematics and basic programming languages. Classes will instruct on the fundamentals of functional programming and its real-world applications.

Functional programming is an important tool in an aspiring developer’s toolkit. These individuals can apply to positions as computer programmers and software developers. An entry-level computer programmer can expect an annual salary of $51,000. After five years, experienced programmers earn over $70,000 on average. The U.S. labor projections for software developers is expected to increase by 21 percent over the next 10 years.

Individuals pursuing a functional programming bootcamp will find options in major tech hubs around the world, including San Francisco, Boston, Vancouver, Boulder, and Sydney. Industry professionals serve as teachers and mentors, and students will have access to networking events and career opportunities through these classroom connections.

Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
VET TEC Provider
Locations: Online
Courses: 12-Week Software Engineering Immersive (Full-Time), 19-Week Software Engineering Online Immersive with JavaScript and Python (Full-Time), 36-Week Software Engineering Immersive (Part-Time)
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, AngularJS, Blockchain, CoffeeScript +19 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
VET TEC Provider

Founded in 2012, Hack Reactor provides immersive software engineering education, career services, and a large network of professional peers. To date, the school has more than 8,000+ graduates who’ve been hired by more than 2,500 companies around the world. Hack Reactor coding bootcamps are challenging, life-changing, and designed to fit your schedule and skill level. They train students using a computer science and coding curriculum that models the exciting work being done in the software...
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Locations: Online
Courses: Back-end Web Development, Coding 101, Front-end Web Development, +1 More
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, AngularJS, API, Bootstrap +20 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Altcademy is a 100% online education institute offering affordable intensive programs to help students become software developers. Their web development syllabus covers back-end and front-end technologies, including JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, React, and Ruby on Rails. Altcademy's programs are designed for self-study and they provide support through chat rooms and 1-on-1 coached office hours (live video conference). Altcademy was founded by a team of programmers who believe empowering people with programming skills can transform their...
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Locations: Online, Milwaukee
Courses: Full Stack Software Development, Web Development, Full Stack Development Flex
Subjects: .NET, AJAX, Algorithms, API, ASP.NET +21 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill

devCodeCamp's immersive programs are designed to take software engineers from beginner to full stack developers in 12 weeks. Students learn full stack development using the C# language. The school offers resume development advice, and helps students prepare for technical interviews.
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Locations: Online, Seattle
Courses: Code 101: Explore Software Development, Code 102: Intro to Software Development - Daytime, Code 102: Intro to Software Development - Nights & Weekends, +20 More
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, Android, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC +24 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider

Code Fellows is the Pacific Northwest’s premier technical skills training academy, delivering high-quality live instruction both online and in-person to people from all backgrounds. Learners are guided toward vocational change and life transformation through software development, technical operations, cybersecurity and career training. They guide people from all backgrounds to change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. They shape passionate learners with immersive training to meet industry needs and improve diversity. Code Fellows has taught over...
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Locations: Online
Courses: Data Science + Machine Learning Career Track, Data Science + Machine Learning Course, Intro to JavaScript Course, +4 More
Subjects: Agile, Algorithms, Apache, API, App Development +61 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Ranked #7 on SwitchUp’s Best Coding Bootcamps for 2021, and #3 for Data Science, CodingNomads is a global coding community that provides a personal human experience to help you master in-demand coding skills, and have fun doing it! With a mission to help people of all backgrounds improve your skills to improve your life, CodingNomads’ affordable tuition, flexible schedule, and passionate mentorship team make it the highest quality education at the best value. Our practical,...

Start Your Career with a Top-Rated Bootcamp

Available Online
Flexible Classes
Locations: Online, Boston, San Francisco
Courses: Bootcamp Prep, Introduction to Coding in JavaScript
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, Blockchain, Command Line, CSS +7 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Students at First Step Coding receive as much as $2,000 in tuition credits to use at partner bootcamps. Classes are offered both in-person and online, with each class having a cap of 16 students, and one instructor for every six to eight students. Online classes cost $500 less than in-person classes.
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Locations: Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey
Courses: Android Development with Kotlin, Data Analysis, Full Stack JavaScript, +3 More
Subjects: Agile, Algorithms, Android, API, App Development +41 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes

The best blended coders academy in Mexico - A hub where talent, mentors, contents, spaces and employers get connected to create professional development environments - Our learning formula, the perfect balance between classroom teaching, lab work and e-learning - Flipped classroom, theory online & hands-on in class - Holistic skills development, hard & soft skills - Professional portfolio building - Real projects & career week - Weekly workshops & invited speakers - Part-time flex immersive
Locations: Online, Budapest, Prague
Courses: On-campus Junior Developer Course (full-time), On-campus Junior Developer Course (part-time), #MyFirstApp Coding Camp, +2 More
Subjects: Back-End Web Development, CSS, Data Science, DevOps, Front-End Web Development +6 More

Green Fox Academy offers full-time / part-time, online / on-campus software development bootcamps in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Students will participate in a school-based mentoring methodology where only 10% of class time will be used for instruction. Throughout the training, learning will be based on completing assignments. In the first two months, the group will work on introductory training exercises, while the last two months will be dedicated to sample projects compiled from real...
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Locations: Online, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon, London
Courses: Advanced React Part-Time Training, Advanced React Training, Complete React Part-time Training, +4 More
Subjects: Functional Programming, GraphQL, JavaScript, Mobile, React.js +1 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes

React GraphQL Academy (formerly ReactJS Academy) offers in-person and remote ReactJS & GraphQL training. The course helps companies and individuals deliver complex and reliable React applications by up-skilling professional developers in the React ecosystem. React GraphQL Academy is focused on offering a deep dive into the ReactJS ecosystem and could be considered as a mini "masters" for working developer or those who have completed a "learn to code" bootcamp. This program is ideal for students...
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Locations: Tokyo
Courses: FOUNDATIONS, THE IMMERSIVE BOOTCAMP
Subjects: Agile, Algorithms, CSS, Express.js, Functional Programming +9 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Code Chrysalis is a 12-week, full-time advanced software engineering bootcamp in Tokyo, Japan. Code Chrysalis has a rigorous, industry-aligned curriculum, career placement support and mentorship to transform students into autonomous, full-stack software engineers. In an effort to maximize learning during the program, all accepted students are expected to complete a provided pre-immersive curriculum before the on-site class begins. Classes are taught in JavaScript and English, with students applying computer science fundamentals to the building of...

Best Bootcamps received an average 3.62 of 5 based on 1188 reviews.

Person thinking

Need help making a decision?

We'll match you to the perfect bootcamp for your location, budget, and future career.