Definition - What does Monad mean?
A monad is an abstract data type constructor that used to represent computations in functional programming. Monads allow application developers to chain actions together to build a pipeline. The monad assigns additional processing rules to each action in the program.
Techopedia explains Monad
Monadic functions are usually created by a programmer to define a data-processing pipeline, but novice programmers tend to find them very difficult to understand.
A monad is created by defining two operations ("bind" and "return") and a type constructor ("M"). The "return" operation takes a value from a plain type and puts it into a type "M" monadic container. Then, the "bind" operation does the opposite byt extracting the original value from the container and passing it to the associated next function in the pipeline.
Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic: