Tao Liu is a Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) on the Microsoft F# team. A leader in the F# user community and owner of the Seattle, Washington F# user group, Liu gives video talks on F# design pattern for Microsoft Channel 9 and he’s the main contributor to the F# 3.0 sample package on Codeplex.
F# 4.0 is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language which empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code. F# is also a fully supported language in Visual Studio and Xamarin Studio. Other tools supporting F# development include Emacs, MonoDevelop, Atom, Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, and Vim.
Beginning F#4.0 has been thoroughly updated to help you explore the new features of the language including:Type ProvidersConstructors as first-class functionsSimplified use of mutable valuesSupport for high-dimensional arraysSlicing syntax support for F# lists
Reviewed by Don Syme, the chief architect of F# at Microsoft Research, Beginning F#4.0 is a great foundation for exploring functional programming and its role in the future of application development.
If you’re a mid- to senior-level .NET programmer, you’ll discover how this expressive functional-first language helps you write robust, maintainable, and reusable solutions that scale easily and target multiple devices.Use F# with ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, WCF, Windows Azure, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery Mobile, and other toolsBuild next-generation ASP.NET MVC 4 web applications, using F# to do the heavy lifting on the serverCreate WCF SOAP and HTTP web servicesDevelop F# web applications and services that run on Windows AzureBuild scalable solutions that allow reuse by mobile and web front-endsUse F# with the WebSharper and Pit frameworks to build end-to-end web stacks