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tucaz · 2016-08-31 · Original thread
The only book I found about the subject that is really good -> Real World Functional Programming: With examples in F# and C#

https://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Functional-Programming-Tom...

Also, check FSharp For Fun and Profit. Lots of details and tutorials about F# -> https://fsharpforfunandprofit.com also available as e-book -> https://www.gitbook.com/book/swlaschin/fsharpforfunandprofit...

profquail · 2013-11-10 · Original thread
If you're familiar with C#, Real World Functional Programming: With Examples in F# and C# [1] is an excellent resource for learning how and when to use composition over inheritance.

[1]: http://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Functional-Programming-With...

profquail · 2013-11-02 · Original thread
If you know C# and you want to learn F#, consider reading Real-World Functional Programming: With Examples in C# and F# (http://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Functional-Programming-With...). It's been well-received by C# developers, IMO because it does a great job of explaining the purpose of certain F# features, and how they can be used to simplify some common C# coding patterns.

There's also the excellent F# for Fun and Profit website, which has lots of good F# tutorials: http://fsharpforfunandprofit.com/

As an active contributor to the F# open-source community, I can tell you that there is a lot of effort -- both from Microsoft and the wider community of developers -- to build out the F# ecosystem of tools and libraries. For example, Deedle (https://github.com/BlueMountainCapital/Deedle), a data frame library for F# and C# was released a few days ago; this gives you the kind of data-manipulation functionality as you'd get with Pandas or R. JetBrains even started an open-source project to bring F# support to ReSharper: https://github.com/jetbrains/fsharper

raphaelj · 2013-02-23 · Original thread
The book by Don Syme (one of the F# creators) is pretty good as it gives an short, yet complete, introduction to the language to people with a functional and .NET background.

http://www.amazon.com/Expert-F-3-0-Apress/dp/1430246502/

I've started functional programming by reading the book about F# by Tomas Petricek. It was really good because it target learning functional programming to someone who have a solid OO background.

http://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Functional-Programming-Toma...

jm4 · 2009-07-20 · Original thread
I'm kind of in the same boat. There are plenty of resources for learning Clojure, but I haven't found any that help with the transition from object oriented programming to functional programming. I read Programming Clojure and I feel like I know the language, but I'm still working on thinking in terms of functional programming. Interestingly, Programming in Scala has helped some. The hybrid functional/object oriented approach has helped introduce functional concepts with a language that doesn't seem so foreign. It can be difficult to pick up a completely different language (different from C-like languages, anyway) as well as a new programming model at the same time. JavaScript: The Good Parts is also good for the same reason.

There's also an F#/C# book scheduled to come out later this year that looks like it might be good for learning the functional thought process: http://www.amazon.com/Functional-Programming-Real-World-Exam...

I found this blog post from Stuart Halloway to be informative as well: http://blog.thinkrelevance.com/2008/9/25/pcl-clojure-chapter...

utnick · 2009-04-07 · Original thread
http://www.amazon.com/Real-World-Functional-Programming-Exam...

I came across a blog excerpt from this book that looked pretty neat. It isn't out yet but could be good.

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