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Beginning F# 4.0

Robert Pickering Kit Eason



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27 April 2015
Programming & scripting languages: general
This book is a great foundation for exploring functional-first programming and its role in the future of application development. The best-selling introduction to F#, now thoroughly updated to version 4.0, will help you learn the language and explore its new features.

F# 4.0 is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language which empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code. F# is also a fully supported language in Visual Studio and Xamarin Studio. Other tools supporting F# development include Emacs, MonoDevelop, Atom, Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, and Vim.

Beginning F#4.0 has been thoroughly updated to help you explore the new features of the language including:

Type Providers Constructors as first-class functions Simplified use of mutable values Support for high-dimensional arrays Slicing syntax support for F# lists Reviewed by Don Syme, the chief architect of F# at Microsoft Research, Beginning F#4.0 is a great foundation for exploring functional programming and its role in the future of application development.
By:   Robert Pickering, Kit Eason
Imprint:   APress
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   6.322kg
ISBN:   9781484213759
ISBN 10:   1484213750
Pages:   309
Publication Date:   27 April 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. How to Obtain, Install, and Use F# 4.0 Chapter 3. Functional Programming Chapter 4. Imperative Programming Chapter 5. Object-Oriented Programming Chapter 6. Organizing, Annotating, and Quoting Code Chapter 7. The F# 4.0 LibrariesChapter 8. Data Access Chapter 9. Parallel Programming Chapter 10. Distributed Applications Chapter 11. Language-Oriented Programming Chapter 12. Compatibility and Advanced Interoperation Chapter 13. Type Providers

Robert Pickering is an extraordinarily prolific writer on F#. The F# Wiki on his website, Strangelights.com, is among the most popular F# web sites in the world. He is a consultant for LexiFi, lives in France, and works on projects in England, Denmark, Holland, and Belgium. He received his bachelor of science degree in computer science from Manchester University in 1999. Kit Eason is a senior software developer for an energy trading systems provider. He has also developed software for automotive engineering companies, universities, energy suppliers, banks, and financial services companies. Kit has run many educational and training courses, including evening classes, women's electronics classes and CNC training for engineers. Kit is a regular speaker at SkillsMatter in London, and at various conferences and meetups. He works mainly in F# and C# and normally speaks on F# and related matters.

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