Discover the new functional language from Microsoft: F#
F# is a cutting-edge programming language that offers a number of new features and approaches, making software easier to writeparticularly that software that requires full use of multicore processors. This book shows you how to harness the power of F# and encompasses both the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Visual Studio® 2010 toolset. You'll discover how F# 2.0 serves as a fusion of object-oriented and functional approaches and how this is useful for augmenting other .NET languages. Full of detailed explanations, this reference is key if you are writing new code for complex or multi-processor applications.
Professional F# 2.0:
Explains binding values, control flow and F#'s unique typing system
Demonstrates pattern matching and complex functions
Covers imperative and object programming
Discusses functional design concepts, patterns, and methodologies
Features coverage of F# and the .NET CLR, and F# and C# interaction
Investigates F# and .NET data access through ADO.NET and NHibernate
Provides code for applications that are mathematically and data intensive, and applications that would traditionally be written in multiple languages
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Ted Neward is an independent consultant, an authority in Java and .NET technologies, a Microsoft MVP, and in the INETA Speaker's Bureau.
Aaron C. Erickson is a software developer, technology writer, and frequent guest speaker.
Talbott Crowell is a solution architect with 30 years of experience developing software and co-leads the New England F# User Group.
Richard Minerich is a blogger, speaker, and Microsoft MVP and co-leads the New England F# User Group.