Foundations of F# (Expert’s Voice in .Net)

  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (May 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590597575

Functional programming (FP) is the future of .NET programming, and F# is much more than just an FP language. Every professional .NET programmer needs to learn about FP, and there’s no better way to do it than by learning F#–and no easier way to learn F# than from Foundations of F#.

If you’re already familiar with FP, you’ll find F# the language you’ve always dreamed of. And all .NET programmers will find F# an exciting real-world alternative to C# and Visual Basic. This book is likely to have many imitators, but few true competitors. Written by F# evangelist Rob Pickering, and tech reviewed by F#’s main designer, Don Syme, this is an elegant, comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the language and an incisive guide to using F# for real-world professional development. F# is the future of programming (not just on .NET), and the future is now.

About the Author
Robert Pickering is an extraordinarily prolific writer on F#. The F# Wiki on his web site 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’s of science in computer science from Manchester University in 1999.