Declarative Programming vs Imperative Programming
Before we start talking about the differences between these two paradigms, I'd like to to provide you with a few reasons as to why you should understand the differences in the first place. First, one of the most common areas these paradigms come up is when comparing OOP to FP. (FP is declarative, while OOP is often imperative) The differences between FP and OOP is a topic for a different article, so we will not expand on it here. With that being said, understanding the difference between these two paradigms can help you understand the differences between OOP and FP in a better way.