Functional Programming in C#
Classic Programming Techniques for Modern Projects
By Oliver Sturm
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: March 2011
Pages: 288

A comprehensive guide to functional programming in C#!

Functional Programming in C# provides a unique and fresh approach to programming in C#. The book focuses on providing solutions to real development problems with functional programming methods. Inside, C# expert and MVP Oliver Sturm explains the details of relevant language features in C# and describes the theory and practice of using functional techniques in C#. Sturm provides practical and versatile examples, which combine approaches to solve problems in several different areas, including complex scenarios like concurrency and high-performance calculation frameworks as well as simpler use cases like Web Services and business logic implementation. Functional Programming in C# will help programmers find a solution without leaving their programming language and show them the benefits and limitations of C# programming with the primary aim of helping programmers make the most out of what they already know.

Functional Programming in C#:

  • Demonstrates how to use currying to convert multi-parameter functions into function chains

  • Walks you through using the function construction techniques of partial application and composition to create specialized functions out of general-purpose curried function chains

  • Provides coverage of memoization and its use for caching of previously retrieved or calculated return values

  • Details the use of monads in functional programming and shows you their relevance to C# programming as well as practical implementations and their limits

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