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Stylish F#

Crafting Elegant Functional Code for .NET and .NET Core

Authors: Eason, Kit

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  • The most practical guide yet to succeeding with F# in the real world
  • Written for any developer who wants to take the F# programming experience beyond syntax and into design
  • Explains how all design is compromise and avoids purism  
  • Provides supporting visuals to facilitate learning, and offers examples and supportive context for every assertion
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About this book

Why just get by in F# when you can program in style! This book goes beyond syntax and into design. It provides F# developers with best practices, guidance, and advice to write beautiful, maintainable, and correct code.

Stylish F# covers every design decision that a developer makes in constructing F# programs, helping you make the most educated and valuable design choices at every stage of code development. You will learn about the design of types and function signatures, the benefits of immutability, and the uses of partial function application. You will understand best practices for writing APIs to be used by F#, C#, and other languages. Each carefully vetted design choice is supported with compelling examples, illustrations, and rationales.


What You'll Learn

  • Know why, when, and how to code in immutable style
  • Use collection functions, piping, and function composition to build working software quickly
  • Be aware of the techniques available to bring error handling into the mainstream of program logic
  • Optimize F# code for maximum performance
  • Identify and implement opportunities to use function injection to improve program design
  • Appreciate the methods available to handle unknown data values
  • Understand asynchronous and parallel programming in F#, and how it differs from C# asynchronous programming


Who This Book Is For

Any developer who writes F# code and wants to write it better

About the authors

Kit Eason is a software developer and educator with more than 20 years of experience. He has been programming in F# since 2011 and is employed at Perpetuum Ltd., working on an extensive network of energy-harvesting vibration sensors fitted to railway rolling stock. Kit is an avid F# user who is passionate about teaching others. He has contributed to several publications, as well as to the books Beginning F# and F# Deep Dives, both published by Apress. He often teaches and presents on F# and his popular videos appear on Lynda.com and YouTube. 

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eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4000-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3999-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stylish F#
Book Subtitle
Crafting Elegant Functional Code for .NET and .NET Core
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Kit Eason
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4000-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4000-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3999-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 396
Number of Illustrations
45 b/w illustrations
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