Mastering F#

Key FeaturesLearn how to manage, run, and automate your servers using PuppetExplore how to use F# to develop large-scale applications quickly and simply, and become more productive in today’s age of cloud computing and multi-core programmingThis easy-to-follow guide is packed with real-world examples that will jump-start you with F# development on the .NET platformBook DescriptionF# is a multi-paradigm programming language that encompasses object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming language properties. Now adopted in a wide range of application areas and is supported both by industry-leading companies who provide professional tools and by an active open community, F# is rapidly gaining popularity as it emerges in digital music advertising, creating music-focused ads for Spotify, Pandora, Shazam, and anywhere on the web.This book will guide you through the basics and will then help you master F#. The book starts by explaining how to use F# with Visual Studio, file ordering, and the differences between F# and C# in terms of usage. It moves on to explain the functional core of F# such as data types, type declarations, immutability, strong type interference, pattern matching, records, F# data structures, sequence expressions, and lazy evaluation. Next, the book takes you through imperative and asynchronous programming, F# type providers, applications, and testing in F#. Finally, we look into using F# with distributed programming and using F# as a suitable language for data science. In short, this book will help you learn F# for real-world applications and increase your productivity with functional programming.What you will learnUnderstand the basics of F# and organize F# source code with Visual StudioWork with F# data structures and create functional data structures in F# interoperate with C#Build and use asynchronous programming patterns with F#Create and use type providers that help perform data analysis from within Visual StudioDevelop applications with pure F# code in WPF or ASP.NET MVCFind out how to perform distributed programming with ServiceBus or ZeroMQVisualize data with charts, and work with Excel and R language Type providersAbout the AuthorAlfonso García-Caro Núñez is a linguist who, in recent years, changed the study of natural languages by the practice of their programming counterparts. He currently focuses on JavaScript and .NET development and has worked on developing mobile, web, and desktop applications for several industries, such as video games, education, green energy, or digital performances. He is also an international speaker who has presented at several conferences around the globe. His admiration for both the thriving JavaScript ecosystem and functional programming with F# made him look for a way to bring together both worlds, leading to the creation of Fable, an F# to JavaScript compiler that is attracting lot of attention from the community, and integrates the power and elegance of F# with the hundreds of JavaScript tools and libraries available.Suhaib Fahad is an entrepreneur and is running a startup; he is also an expert F# programmer and enthusiast, using F# in various domains within the products that he is building. He is extremely passionate about developing in functional languages and loves to engage with developers of different communities. He has also been researching and working with cloud scale applications since 2012. Fahad lives in Bangalore, the IT hub of India, with his wife and baby boy.Table of ContentsGetting Started in F#Functional Core with F#Data Structures in F#Imperative Programming in F#Asynchronous ProgrammingType ProvidersWeb Programming in F#Application Development in F#Testing in F#Distributed Programming in F#

Author: Alfonso Garcia-Caro Nunez

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