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Getting Started with F#

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F# is a Microsoft .NET language that offers support for functional programming in addition to object-oriented and imperative programming. This course introduce F#, describes the templates for creating F# programs and files in Visual Studio, and describes how to implement functional and object-oriented programming with F#. You'll also learn how to use conditional expressions, work with loops, and handle exceptions with F#.

Target Audience
Programmers who want to learn how to use F# to create applications


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Getting Started with F#

  • start the course
  • introduce F#, F# templates and F# interactive in Visual Studio, create a console app, and outline options for creating other types of F# applications
  • work with functions in F# using let and do bindings
  • use lambda expressions to define anonymous functions and closures in F#
  • use recursive functions for numeric computing in F#
  • use partial application in F# functions
  • implement pipelining and function chaining
  • implement lazy evaluation of expressions in F#
  • handle exceptions in F# programs
  • implement the tuple data type in F# programs
  • contrast and work with discriminated unions and enums in F# programs
  • use the unit type in F# programs
  • use the mutable and ref keywords to manage mutability in F# programs
  • use conditional expressions in F#
  • use for to, for in and for while loops in F#
  • use classes including class constructors and properties as part of domain driven design in F# programs
  • use methods in F# programs
  • use events in F# programs
  • use structures in F# programs
  • use fields in classes and structures in F# programs
  • implement interfaces and use object expressions in F# programs
  • implement inheritance in F# programs
  • specify class constructors and members as static in F# programs
  • implement abstract classes in F#
  • use delegates in F# programs
  • extend existing types with type extensions in F#
  • use F# to creating the functions required to generate a stacked calculator
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