Real-World Functional Programming
With examples in F# and C#
Tomas Petricek with Jon Skeet
Foreword by Mads Torgersen
  • November 2009
  • ISBN 9781933988924
  • 560 pages
  • printed in black & white

From the Foreword: You will never look at your code in the same way again.

Mads Torgersen, C# PM, Microsoft

Functional programming languages are good at expressing complex ideas in a succinct, declarative way. Functional concepts such as "immutability" and "function values" make it easier to reason about code—as well as helping with concurrency. The new F# language, LINQ, certain new features of C#, and numerous .NET libraries now bring the power of functional programming to .NET coders.

This book teaches the ideas and techniques of functional programming applied to real-world problems. You'll see how the functional way of thinking changes the game for .NET developers. Then, you'll tackle common issues using a functional approach. The book will also teach you the basics of the F# language and extend your C# skills into the functional domain. No prior experience with functional programming or F# is required.

About the Technology

Functional programming languages are good at expressing complex ideas in a succinct, declarative way. Functional concepts such as "immutability" and "function values" make it easier to reason about code—as well as helping with concurrency. The new F# language, LINQ, certain new features of C#, and numerous .NET libraries now bring the power of functional programming to .NET coders.

About the book

This book teaches the ideas and techniques of functional programming applied to real-world problems. You'll see how the functional way of thinking changes the game for .NET developers. Then, you'll tackle common issues using a functional approach. The book will also teach you the basics of the F# language and extend your C# skills into the functional domain. No prior experience with functional programming or F# is required.

What's inside

  • Thinking the functional way
  • Blending OO and functional programming
  • Effective F# code

About the authors

Microsoft C# MVP Tomas Petricek is one of the leaders of the F# community. He was part of the Microsoft Research team for F# and is interested in distributed and reactive programming using F#. Microsoft C# MVP Jon Skeet is a veteran C# and Java developer, prolific "Stack Overflow" contributor, and author of C# in Depth.


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