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Expert F#

  • Authors
  • Don Syme
  • Adam Granicz
  • Antonio Cisternino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 1-6
  3. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 7-25
  4. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 27-68
  5. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 69-100
  6. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 101-123
  7. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 125-153
  8. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 155-179
  9. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 181-210
  10. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 211-254
  11. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 255-274
  12. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 275-315
  13. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 317-353
  14. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 355-392
  15. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 393-429
  16. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 431-459
  17. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 461-489
  18. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 491-522
  19. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 523-543
  20. Don Syme, Adam Granicz, Antonio Cisternino
    Pages 545-562
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 563-609

About this book

Introduction

Expert F# is about practical programming in a beautiful language that puts the power and elegance of functional programming into the hands of .NET developers. In combination with .NET, F# achieves unrivaled levels of programmer productivity and program clarity. This books serves as

  • The authoritative guide to F# by the designer of F#
  • A comprehensive reference of F# concepts, syntax, and features
  • A treasury of expert F# techniques for practical, real–world programming

While inspired by OCaml, F# isn't just another functional programming language. Drawing on many of the strengths of both OCaml and .NET, it's a general–purpose language ideal for real–world development. F# integrates functional, imperative, and object–oriented programming styles so you can flexibly and elegantly solve programming problems, and brings .NET development alive with interactive execution. Whatever your background, you'll find that F# is easy to learn, fun to use, and extraordinarily powerful. F# will help change the way you think about and go about programming.

Written by F#'s designer and two active contributors, Expert F# is the authoritative, comprehensive, and in–depth guide to the language and its use. Designed to help others become experts, the book gives a thorough introduction to the F# language from quick essentials to in–depth advanced topics such as active pattern matching, aggregate data types and operators, sequence expressions, lazy values, mutable data and side–effects, generics, type augmentations, functional decomposition and code organization.

The second half of the book is devoted to examining the practical application of F#, providing elegant solutions to common programming tasks including user interface implementation, data access, web and distributed programming, symbolic and numerical computations, concurrent programming, testing, profiling, and interoperability with other languages. The latest hot developments in F# and .NET are also addressed, including Active Patterns, implicit class construction, integration with LINQ over relational data, meta programming and useful tips for working with Visual Studio and F# command–line tools.

The worlds foremost experts in F# show you how to program in F# the way they do!

Keywords

.NET Boo C programming language Debugging F# LINQ OCaml Objective CAML Processing SQL Visual Studio Windows Forms class functional programming programming language

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