Functional Programming in C#: How to write better C# code

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Functional Programming in C#: How to write better C# code

408 pages | Sep 2017 | English | ISBN-10: 1617293954 | PDF | 10 MB

Functional Programming in C# teaches you to apply functional thinking to real-world problems using the C# language. The book, with its many practical examples, is written for proficient C# programmers with no prior FP experience. It will give you an awesome new perspective.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Functional programming changes the way you think about code. For C# developers, FP techniques can greatly improve state management, concurrency, event handling, and long-term code maintenance. And C# offers the flexibility that allows you to benefit fully from the application of functional techniques. This book gives you the awesome power of a new perspective.

About the Book

Functional Programming in C# teaches you to apply functional thinking to real-world problems using the C# language. You'll start by learning the principles of functional programming and the language features that allow you to program functionally. As you explore the many practical examples, you'll learn the power of function composition, data flow programming, immutable data structures, and monadic composition with LINQ.

What's Inside

Write readable, team-friendly code
Master async and data streams
Radically improve error handling
Event sourcing and other FP patterns
About the Reader

Written for proficient C# programmers with no prior FP experience.

About the Author

Enrico Buonanno studied computer science at Columbia University and has 15 years of experience as a developer, architect, and trainer.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - CORE CONCEPTS
Introducing functional programming
Why function purity matters
Designing function signatures and types
Patterns in functional programming
Designing programs with function composition
PART 2 - BECOMING FUNCTIONAL
Functional error handling
Structuring an application with functions
Working effectively with multi-argument functions
Thinking about data functionally
Event sourcing: a functional approach to persistence
PART 3 - ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Lazy computations, continuations, and the beauty of monadic composition
Stateful programs and stateful computations
Working with asynchronous computations
Data streams and the Reactive Extensions
An introduction to message-passing concurrency

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