F# Functional Programming Techniques in the .NET Framework


A recent entry into the Microsoft .NET Framework family, F# provides type safety, performance, and the ability to work like a scripting language, all as part of the .NET environment. This functional language was created by Don Syme of Microsoft Research as a syntax-compatible OCaml variant for the CLR, but F# has been moving quickly from the lab into the workshop.

In the Launch issue of MSDN Magazine, Ted Neward introduces you to some of the concepts behind and advantages of F#. Then, to help you get started with F#, Ted walks you through installation and writing several simple programs.

 

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