Functional languages, with the right practices and preference, can result in simple solutions, but they're not the only ones having all the fun!
In this talk, Russ Miles will show how making simplicity a priority can lead to easier to maintain solutions, even when approached using unfamiliar languages. How each concept that is often thought of as 'only for the functional crowd', or just plain misunderstood, is in fact simply and, eventually, easily implemented using your favourite language of choice once you've donned the right thinking caps.
Clojure and Other Friends - Promiscuous LISPing towards Simplicity
"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler; through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore” – Edward de Bono, “Simplicity”, 1998