As just mentioned on the F# team blog, the F# team are very excited to pass on the news that Tomas Petricek’s Real-World F# Programming Articles are now available on MSDN!
Congratulations to Tomas, Keith, Yin and Gordon who have worked so hard on this. Here’s the chapter outline:
This chapter explains the basic concepts behind functional programming such as immutability, first-class functions and expression-based programming. Many of the concepts are demonstrated in C# to guide programmers without prior experience with F# or functional programming. It also shows the benefits that follow from these concepts, such as the fact that they make testing and reasoning about programs easier.
This chapter explain server-side development and agent-based concurrency in F#. Agents (the
MailboxProcessortype) are introduced using a tutorial that develops a simple chat server using agents, encapsulates it into a reusable .NET object and exposes it as a web page using the
HttpListenertype. The chapter also implements two reusable agents that solve common data processing tasks.
This chapter explain how to write reactive user-interfaces in F# using Silverlight. It covers two approaches to writing reactive applications in F#. The first approach is declarative and it composes data-flow using event combinators. The second approach is more imperative and it describes control-flow using F# asynchronous workflows. The chapter also covers practical aspects, such as how to use F# with XAML and Microsoft Blend.
(This chapter is written by Yin Zhu)
This chapter explain how to use .NET libraries such as Math.NET Numerics, Microsoft Sho, and F# Power Pack to implement numerical algorithms in F#. It explains what makes F# a great language for numerical computing and reviews various numerical libraries for .NET and F#. Three tutorials cover the most common numerical libraries that can be easily used from F#.
This chapter explains how to use .NET web and data technologies from F#. It uses F# to develop the model and controllers of an ASP.NET MVC web application with a front-end created using C# and Razor. It shows how to use asynchronous workflows to write more efficient web pages and how to easily access SQL database using dynamic operator.
This chapter describes the options for visualizing data in F#. The chapter consists of several larger tutorials that cover .NET Chart Controls, the FSharpChart wrapper for F#, Microsoft Excel and briefly also gnuplot. The libraries are demonstrated a few larger tutorials, such as visualization of financial data, and How To articles that show F# code to create common chart types.