Learn how to reap the benefits of functional programming for your next project -- whether it's quantitative computing, large-scale data exploration, or even a pursuit of your own. With this comprehensive guide, F# team member Chris Smith gives you a head start on the fundamentals and advanced concepts of the F# language.
- Get a clear understanding of functional programming, and how you can use it to simplify code
- Gain a solid understanding of the language's core syntax, including object-oriented and imperative styles
- Simplify concurrent and parallel programming with F# Asynchronous Workflows and the Parallel Extensions to .NET
- Learn advanced F# concepts, such as quotations and computation expressions
"This book emphasizes simple, clear explanations of the foundational elements of F#, always with an eye on the enjoyment that comes from programming in general, and programming with F# in particular."
Don Syme, Principal Researcher and F# Designer, Microsoft ResearchÂ
About 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/.