- Paperback: 476 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (October 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449320295
- ISBN-13: 978-1449320294
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Programming F# 3.0: A Comprehensive Guide for Writing Simple Code to Solve Complex Problems 2nd Edition
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About the Author
Chris Smith works at Microsoft on the F# team. His role as a software design engineer in test gives him a unique mastery of the F# language. Chris has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Washington.
You can read his blog, Chris Smith's Complete Unique View, at http://blogs.msdn.com/chrsmith/.
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However there are some parts that I didn't like:
The first is that I think I didn't need to read all the way on how to implement an inverted index search engine. Just the idea of how it's implemented in some chapter would be fine. After all I bought an F# book, not a search engine book.
The other, and for a similar reason, is that the book explains the .Net framework again. I understand that the book states that "no previous experience with functional programming or .NET is required" but, in my opinion, I should have read that somewhere in the cover.
I could have used:
More techniques that involves integrations with Type Descriptors.
More functional programming techniques like the part that explains tail recursion, continuations, etc, it was an excellent chapter. I wish that part could have been longer. I would gladly trade it with the Events chapter or the search engine one.
Still, a good introduction to F# that left me wanting to learn more and understand why they did things a certain way.
The multithreading chapter is bloated with Task Parallel Library, which is not really F# feature. It'd be better if the book can provide only F# features and focus only the detail of F# (and how to use it efficiently).
My tip is if you are going to read this book, you should haven't at least skimmed F# topics in MSDN/wiki and try to write some F# code first, it'll help you understand the book content easier.