Foundations of F# (Expert's Voice in .NET)

Foundations of F# (Expert's Voice in .NET)
Authors
Robert Pickering
ISBN
1590597575
Published
01 Jun 2007
Purchase online
amazon.com

Functional programming (FP) is the future of .NET programming, and F# is much more than just an FP language. Every professional .NET programmer needs to learn about FP, and theres no better way to do it than by learning F#and no easier way to learn F# than from Foundations of F#. If youre already familiar with FP, youll find F# the language youve always dreamed of. And all .NET programmers will find F# an exciting real-world alternative to C# and Visual Basic.

Editorial Reviews

Functional programming (FP) is the future of .NET programming, and F# is much more than just an FP language. Every professional .NET programmer needs to learn about FP, and there's no better way to do it than by learning F#, and no easier way to learn F# than from Foundations of F#.

If you're already familiar with FP, youll find F# the language youve always dreamed of. All .NET programmers will find F# an exciting real-world alternative to C# and Visual Basic. This book is likely to have many imitators, but few true competitors. Written by F# evangelist Rob Pickering, and tech reviewed by F#'s main designer, Don Syme, this is an elegant, comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the language and an incisive guide to using F# for real-world professional development. F# is the future of programming (not just on .NET), and the future is now.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. How to Obtain, Install, and Use F#
  3. Functional Programming
  4. Imperative Programming
  5. Object-Oriented Programming
  6. Organizing, Annotating, and Quoting Code
  7. F# Libraries
  8. User Interfaces
  9. Data Access
  10. Distributed Applications
  11. Language-Oriented Programming
  12. The F# Tool Suite and .NET Programming Tools
  13. Compatibility and Advanced Interoperation

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