3. Pattern Matching – Be Explicit

  Pattern matching is a way of writing conditional code by mainly decomposing data into subcomponents. It is a high level construct allowing programmers to think naturally about their algorithms rather than in programming terms. Under the hood pattern matching expressions just are empowered if/switch expressions, so don’t worry to use them, they are efficient….

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2. List – Cons, Car, Cdr & Co

  Lists are the most important data structures in functional programming languages. It is not for nothing that the first functional programming language, that is by the way the second oldest programming language (1958) is called LISP which stands for “LISt Processing languages”. LISP is all about working with lists to the point that even…

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1. Recursion – Where are my for/while loops?

  Most imperative programmers who start learning functional programming are lost because they don’t see loop constructs in code. Indeed even if some functional languages such as F# provide looping constructs they rarely or sometimes never use them. Why? Because actually they are not necessary, we can get ride of them thanks to a powerful…

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An Overview of Functional Programming

  Obscure syntax, missing looping constructs, unknown programming patterns, the lack of libraries or documentation, there are a lot of reasons discouraging imperative programmers to start learning and using functional programming languages. Microsoft released in 2002 F#, a multi-paradigm programming language, targeting the .NET Framework, that encompasses functional programming as well as imperative and object-oriented…

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First Entry !

  Hello future readers, I am Dorian Corompt, I am a new developer consultant employee at Microsoft France. As a good resolution for this new year, I decided to start writing a blog to share with you my passion for technologies. What I intend to publish on this blog: Comments and feedbacks about new Microsoft…

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