|F# Deep Dives
Tomas Petricek and Phillip Trelford
MEAP Began: December 2012
Softbound print: Fall 2013 | 375 pages
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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources
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1: Succeeding with functional-first languages in Industry
PART 1: DEVELOPING
2: Implementing business rule engine
3: Parsing text based languages - FREE
4: Numerical computing in financial domain - AVAILABLE
PART 2: PROCESSING AND ANALYZING DATA
5: Analyzing and visualizing graph data
6: Integrating external data into the F# language - AVAILABLE
7: Handling dirty data with machine learning
PART 3: CONCURRENCY, ASYNCHRONOUS AND PERFORMANCE
8: Asynchronous and agent-based programming
9: Implementing a trading system
10: Functional programming in the cloud
PART 4: CREATING END-USER APPLICATIONS
11: Creating games using XNA - AVAILABLE
12: Building social web applications
PART 5: F# IN THE LARGER CONTEXT
13: F# in the enterprise
14: Test driven and behavior driven development
15: Optimizing F# code for performance
Appendix A: The F# language crash course
F# is a cross-platform functional programming language supporting .NET, Mono, HTML5 and GPU programming. Functional code returns consistent and predictable results, making it easier to test and reuse, simpler to parallelize, and less prone to bugs. F# has been part of Visual Studio since VS 2010, and has been deployed in a number of production systems. F# and the functional programming style simplifies the development of secure financial engines, machine learning algorithms, and scientific calculations, and creates a high-performance platform for collaborative web applications, games, and other types of applications.
F# Deep Dives presents a collection of real-world F# techniques, each written by expert practitioners. Each chapter presents a new use case where you'll read how the author used F# to solve a complex problem more effectively than would have been possible using a traditional approach. You'll not only see how a specific solution works in a specific domain, you'll also learn how F# developers approach problems, what concepts they use to solve them, and how they integrate F# into existing systems and environments.
- Elegant solutions to real problems
- Covers F# 3.0 and VS 2012
- Numerical computing, data visualization, business logic and domain-specific languages
- Information rich programming, including LINQ and F# type providers
- This is a unique collection of examples based on real-world F# solutions to industry challenges
Readers should have at least an introductory knowledge of the F# language.
About the Authors
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). Phil Trelford is an early adopter of F# and one of its most vocal advocates. You'll find him at http://trelford.com/blog/author/phil.aspx.
About the Early Access Version
This Early Access version of F# Deep Dives enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online
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