Manning Early
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F# Deep Dives

EARLY ACCESS EDITION

Tomas Petricek and Phillip Trelford

MEAP Began: December 2012
Softbound print: September 2014 (est.) | 375 pages
ISBN: 9781617291326

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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources

Table of Contents         Resources 
  1 Succeeding with functional-first languages in the industry - AVAILABLE

PART 1: DEVELOPING DOMAIN MODELS AND NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS
  2 Calculating Cumulative Binomial Distributions - AVAILABLE
  3 Parsing text-based languages - FREE

PART 2: DEVELOPING ANALYTICAL COMPONENTS
  4 Numerical computing in the financial domain - AVAILABLE
  5 Understanding social networks - AVAILABLE
  6 Integrating stock data into the F# language - AVAILABLE

PART 3: DEVELOPING COMPLETE SYSTEMS
  7 Developing rich user interfaces using the MVC pattern - AVAILABLE
  8 Asynchronous and Agent-based Programming - AVAILABLE
  9 Creating games using XNA - AVAILABLE
10 Building social Web applications - AVAILABLE

PART 4: INTEGRATING F#
11 F# in the Enterprise - AVAILABLE
12 Software quality - AVAILABLE
Appendix A   F# Walkthrough: Looking under the cover - AVAILABLE

DESCRIPTION

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.

WHAT'S INSIDE

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 forum.

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