Using Ramda, co-developer Michael Hurley, said, should also enable testability, since Ramda methods are stateless and referentially transparent.
Thus far, Ramda's developers have mostly focused on data manipulation in development of the library, but they have lately begun to emphasize capabilities related to user interface development. Currently in the equivalent of an alpha stage of release, Ramda is ready for experimental use, but not for production use. "There is still much to do before a 1.0 release, and we have not really developed an overall road map," Sauyet said. Better documentation, a more complete build system, and possibly different bundles for different usages are on the agenda.
The name Ramda is a pun on "lambda," as in lambda calculus, the theoretical foundation of the functional programming paradigm, Hurley said. Functional capabilities recently were added to Java via Project Lambda, in version 8 of the venerated enterprise development platform.