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The Book of F#

San Francisco, CA, March 6, 2014—With the unofficial slogan "solving complex problems with simple code," the F# programming language is making functional programming accessible to legions of developers.

The Book of F# is a comprehensive guide to F# that lets readers familiar with languages like Java or C# join a community of developers who are already using F# to solve their tricky programming problems. Regardless of the project or platform, F# can help developers craft leaner, smarter, and more correct code thanks to features like F#'s powerful type system.

In The Book of F#, author Dave Fancher brings 10 years of .NET development and his experience as a Microsoft MVP to the table. Readers will learn how to:

  • Exploit F#'s functional nature using currying, partial application, and delegation
  • Streamline type creation and safety with record types and discriminated unions
  • Use collection types and modules to handle data sets more effectively
  • Use pattern matching to decompose complex types and branch code within a single expression
  • Make software more responsive with parallel programming and asynchronous workflows
  • Harness object orientation to develop rich frameworks and interact with code written in other .NET languages
  • Use query expressions and type providers to access and manipulate data sets from disparate sources

The Book of F# promises to help coders everywhere make sense of this sometimes-tricky language so that they can break free of the bonds of traditional object-oriented programming.

For more information or to request a review copy of The Book of F#, contact KC Crowell at No Starch Press ([email protected], +1.415.863.9900 x113 or visit www.nostarch.com).

About the Author

Dave Fancher has been developing software with the .NET Framework for more than a decade. He is a familiar face in the Indiana development community as both a speaker and participant in user groups around the state. In July 2013, Dave was recognized as a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Visual F#. When not writing code or writing about code at davefancher.com, he can often be found watching a movie or gaming on his Xbox One.

Additional Resources
No Starch Press Catalog Page
Chapter 5: Let's Get Functional (PDF)
Table of Contents
Detailed Table of Contents (PDF)
Index (PDF)

The Book of F# The Book of F#
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Dave Fancher
ISBN: 9781593275525, $44.95  
March 2014, 312 pp.
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