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When presenting a new language like F#, one must address the biggest problems associated with it:
*getting a feel for the language
*showing how to do real tasks (WPF, WCF... Read more
All the examples in the beginning use functions like print_endline print_string. They are used everywhere. These functions seem not part be a part of the F# core anymore. Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by Patrik Lindstrom
.. like Chris Smith's book. Go get that.
This book is OK, but has some major issues.
For one thing it was written about an early version of F#. Read more
Examples are not explained well and need additional libraries to import.
The book in general is very hard to read. Read more
Some reviewers say other books are more gentle towards the beginner, but honestly in my case it has been the opposite. Read morePublished on October 1, 2008 by Steven B.
Overall I think this was a good book. It served it's purpose well, and even goes through how to create a lot of objects using the programming language. Read morePublished on July 8, 2008 by Nick W
Foundations is geared toward IT professionals who want to get up to speed on F# quickly. In general, I found the organization of the book and the presentation of F# syntax very... Read morePublished on June 10, 2008 by Juliet R