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Real-World Functional Programming

With examples in F# and C#

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Functional programming languages like F#, Erlang, and Scala are attractingattention as an efficient way to handle the new requirements for programmingmulti-processor and high-availability applications. Microsoft's new F# is a truefunctional language and C# uses functional language features for LINQ andother recent advances.

Real-World Functional Programming is a unique tutorial that explores thefunctional programming model through the F# and C# languages. The clearlypresented ideas and examples teach readers how functional programming differsfrom other approaches. It explains how ideas look in F#-a functionallanguage-as well as how they can be successfully used to solve programmingproblems in C#. Readers build on what they know about .NET and learn wherea functional approach makes the most sense and how to apply it effectively inthose cases.

The reader should have a good working knowledge of C#. No prior exposure toF# or functional programming is required.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

Tomas Petricek contributed to the development of the F# language at Microsoft Research and is active on StackOverflow. He's the author of Real-World Functional Programming (Manning).

Jon Skeet is a Senior Software Engineer at Google, and a highly visible participant of newsgroups, user groups, international conferences, and the Stack Overflow Q&A site. Jon spends much of his day coding in Java, but his heart belongs to C#.

  • Publisher: Manning (November 30, 2009)
  • Length: 560 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638353799