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Expert F# 4.0

Learn from F#'s inventor to become an expert in the latest version of this powerful programming language so you can seamlessly integrate functional, imperative, object-oriented, and query programming style flexibly and elegantly to solve any programming problem. Expert F# 4.0 will help you achieve unrivaled levels of programmer productivity and program clarity across multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Android, OSX, and iOS as well as HTML5 and GPUs. F# 4.0 is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language which empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable, and robust code.Expert F# 4.0 is:A comprehensive guide to the latest version of F# by the inventor of the languageA treasury of F# techniques for practical problem-solvingAn in-depth case book of F# applications and F# 4.0 concepts, syntax, and featuresWritten by F#'s inventor and two major F# community members, Expert F# 4.0 is a comprehensive and in-depth guide to the language and its use. Designed to help others become experts, the book quickly yet carefully describes the paradigms supported by F# language, and then shows how to use F# elegantly for a practical web, data, parallel and analytical programming tasks.The world's experts in F# show you how to program in F# the way they do!

Paperback: 582 pages

Publisher: Apress; 4th ed. edition (December 16, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1484207416

ISBN-13: 978-1484207413

Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.4 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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At first glance the format of the book looks as usual as it can be, but when you take the book in your hand, you notice something is off. I was curious and I put this book against the others -- yep, the book is taller and narrower than "regular" book. I don't know why such change, but it makes reading harder because the inner margins are smaller, and around first 100 pages and last 100 pages you have to read in L position (of the book) -- i.e. you cannot put it flat (unless you don't mind cracking the binding).While I am at technical issues -- there is no syntax highlighting of the code (only the output is put in italics), and publisher is a huge fan of horizontal lines -- small snippet, comment, output, you name it, almost every page is slashed by horizontal lines. I didn't even realize how tiresome it is until I opened the next book I wanted to read (Real World OCaml: Functional programming for the masses by O'Reilly), it is from another publisher, it does not use any lines and the first thought that comes to mind is -- peace. My eyes can finally rest.Minor complain is quality of the typesetting, decades after inventing LaTeX, we still have to have text, where a word followed with colon looks like a squashed fly (example p.22). Oh, well... who cares about quality?Ok, the content -- it is pretty thorough and complete. Please note the level of this book though, it is focused on already experienced devs ("the gloves are off" -- just as an example, pipe operator "|>" is used from the beginning, but explained on p.46).

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