By Tomas Petricek


F# Deep Dives offers a set of real-world F# options, every one written by way of professional practitioners. each one bankruptcy provides a brand new use case the place you will learn how the writer used F# to unravel a posh challenge extra successfully than might were attainable utilizing a standard method. you are going to not just see how a particular answer works in a particular area, you will additionally learn the way F# builders method difficulties, what thoughts they use to unravel them, and the way they combine F# into present platforms and environments.

Purchase of the print ebook features a loose publication in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

F# is a chic, cross-platform, functional-first programming language. With F#, builders create constant and predictable courses which are more uncomplicated to check and reuse, less complicated to parallelize, and no more susceptible to insects. The language, its tooling, and the practical programming kind have confirmed powerful in lots of software components like safe monetary engines, computer studying algorithms, medical calculations, collaborative net purposes, video games, and more.

About the Book

F# Deep Dives is a range of real-world F# strategies written via professional practitioners. each one bankruptcy offers a huge use case the place you are going to clear up a true programming problem successfully utilizing F# and the functional-first method. not just will you notice how a particular answer works in a selected area, yet you will additionally find out how useful programmers take into consideration difficulties, how they resolve them, and the way they combine F# into current platforms and environments.

Readers must have at the least an introductory wisdom of the F# language.

What's Inside

  • Numerical computing
  • Data visualization
  • Business logic
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Practical ideas to actual problems
  • Information-rich programming, together with LINQ and F# variety providers
  • Covers F# 3.1 and VS 2013

About the Authors

Tomas Petricek contributed to the advance of the F# language at Microsoft learn. Phil Trelford is an early adopter of F# and certainly one of its so much vocal advocates. they're joined via F# specialists Chris Ballard, Keith Battocchi, Colin Bull, Chao-Jen Chen, Yan Cui, Johann Deneux, Kit Eason, Evelina Gabasova, Dmitry Morozov, and Don Syme.

Table of Contents

  1. Succeeding with functional-first languages within the industry
  3. Calculating cumulative binomial distributions
  4. Parsing text-based languages
  6. Numerical computing within the monetary domain
  7. Understanding social networks
  8. Integrating inventory information into the F# language
  9. PART three constructing entire SYSTEMS
  10. Developing wealthy consumer interfaces utilizing the MVC pattern
  11. Asynchronous and agent-based programming
  12. Creating video games utilizing XNA
  13. Building social internet applications
  14. PART four F# within the higher CONTEXT
  15. F# within the enterprise
  16. Software quality

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It’s utilized by websites corresponding to Stack Overflow and GitHub. yet not one of the present Markdown implementations supported what i needed: i wished an effective parser which may be prolonged with customized positive factors and that allowed me to procedure the rfile after parsing. That’s why i made a decision to write down my very own parser in F#. [1] 1 The Markdown parser I wrote is now part of F# documentation instruments to be had at http://tpetricek. github. io/FSharp. Formatting/. during this bankruptcy, I’ll describe the foremost components of the undertaking. You won’t be capable of enforce a parser for the total Markdown layout in precisely one bankruptcy, yet you’ll study adequate for you to entire it simply. We’ll first examine the resource code of a pattern rfile after which write the rfile processor in 5 steps (see determine 1). You’ll see how one can symbolize files and the way to parse inline textual content spans and blocks. Then you’ll write a translator that turns the record into HTML rendered in an online browser. ultimately, we’ll examine how you can approach records. determine 1. Steps for constructing the record processor Writing a Markdown parser may appear like an bold aim, yet you’ll see so you might enforce a shocking quantity of performance in one bankruptcy. by way of the enterprise issues from bankruptcy 1, you could quick increase a operating model (time to market), and using energetic styles allows you to take on the complexity of parsing in a chic and robust manner. it's possible you'll now not have to enforce your personal textual content formatting engine, yet you could usually face comparable initiatives. textual content processing comes in handy not just while operating with exterior documents (test scripts, habit standards, and configuration files), but additionally while processing person enter in an software (such as instructions or calculations). Introducing the Markdown layout The Markdown structure is a markup language that was once designed to be as readable as attainable in a plain-text shape. It’s encouraged via formatting marks, reminiscent of *emphasis*, which are frequently utilized in textual content records, emails, and README records. It specifies the syntax accurately so it’s attainable to translate Markdown records to HTML. [2] Markdown is a well-liked structure that has implementations in different languages (including a . internet implementation in C#). during this part, we’ll examine one Markdown instance and clarify why we'd like yet one more implementation of a Markdown processor. 2 for additional info approximately Markdown, see John Gruber’s Markdown web page on bold Fireball: http://daringfireball. net/projects/markdown. Formatting textual content with Markdown The formatting of Markdown records relies on whitespace and customary punctuation marks. A rfile includes block components (such as paragraphs, headings, and lists). A block point can include emphasised textual content, hyperlinks, and different formatting. the next pattern demonstrates a number of the syntax: This record involves 4 block components. It begins with a heading . In Markdown, headings are prefixed with a undeniable variety of # characters at the start of the road; for instance, ## instance is a second-level heading.

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