Jon Skeet is a Senior Software Engineer at Google, working in London. He has been involved in the C# community since 2002, initially in newsgroups, then through his blog, user groups, international conferences and the Stack Overflow Q&A site. Jon enjoys putting the language through its paces, finding new and interesting ways to use and abuse it.
A unique feature is the running comparison of F# with both traditional and "functional style" C#.
The book is focused around teaching the core concepts of functional programming and the practical applications thereof.
Once these concepts are understood, it is then much easier to understand how to wield these tools effectively in C#.
Not finished reading, but this is an excellent book if you are already a C# programmer. I like how they show examples of the same code in F# and C#, and how to write more... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
The prose of the book is well written. If you consider yourself the kind of person who reads quickly but needs a lot of context and explaination to really understand a topic,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Henrik
There aren't too many good books on functional programming, and this one does not help with the situation. Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by Serendip
The title should read "Introduction to F# coming from C#, with some real-world examples in functional programming. Read morePublished on January 17, 2012 by Amazon Customer
The core content is fairly good, but it is ruined by the exposition: the same concepts are repeated multiple times in different places (e.g. Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Michele Mottini
Seeing the writing on the wall with the latest features of the .NET framework, I set about on a quest to learn functional programming awhile back. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This book goes out of the way to make C# developers feel comfortable with the new .NET language. I would recommend this book to anyone who is trying to get out of the same old... Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by John Mclintire
I agree with other reviewers that this book is great in getting you through the ins and outs of why things are done the way they are in F#. Read morePublished on February 20, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This book is more than just a really good introduction to functional programming and much more than just a primer on F#. Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by Craig McMurtry