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Programming F# 3.0

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Why learn F#? With this guide, you’ll learn how this multi-paradigm language not only offers you an enormous productivity boost through functional programming, but also lets you develop applications using your existing object-oriented and imperative programming skills. You’ll quickly discover the many advantages of the language, including access to all the great tools and libraries of the .NET platform.

Reap the benefits of functional programming for your next project, whether ...

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Overview

Why learn F#? With this guide, you’ll learn how this multi-paradigm language not only offers you an enormous productivity boost through functional programming, but also lets you develop applications using your existing object-oriented and imperative programming skills. You’ll quickly discover the many advantages of the language, including access to all the great tools and libraries of the .NET platform.

Reap the benefits of functional programming for your next project, whether you’re writing concurrent code, or building data- or math-intensive applications. With this comprehensive book, former F# team member Chris Smith gives you a head start on the fundamentals and walks you through advanced concepts of the F# language.

  • Learn F#’s unique characteristics for building applications
  • Gain a solid understanding of F#’s core syntax, including object-oriented and imperative styles
  • Make your object-oriented code better by applying functional programming patterns
  • Use advanced functional techniques, such as tail-recursion and computation expressions
  • Take advantage of multi-core processors with asynchronous workflows and parallel programming
  • Use new type providers for interacting with web services and information-rich environments
  • Learn how well F# works as a scripting language
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449320294
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 774,081
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Smith works at Microsoft on the F# team. His role as a software design engineer in test gives him a unique mastery of the F# language. Chris has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Washington.

You can read his blog, Chris Smith's Complete Unique View, at http://blogs.msdn.com/chrsmith/.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Multiparadigm Programming

Chapter 1: Introduction to F#

Chapter 2: Fundamentals

Chapter 3: Functional Programming

Chapter 4: Imperative Programming

Chapter 5: Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 6: .NET Programming

Programming F#

Chapter 7: Applied Functional Programming

Chapter 8: Applied Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 9: Asynchronous and Parallel Programming

Chapter 10: Scripting

Chapter 11: Data Processing

Extending the F# Language

Chapter 12: Reflection

Chapter 13: Computation Expressions

Chapter 14: Quotations

Chapter 15: Type Providers

Appendixes

Overview of .NET Libraries

F# Interop

Colophon

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