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F# From the Ground Up

Udemy · Kit Eason · 1 HN points · 2 HN comments

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Launch your journey into .NET's functional-first programming language

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There are several good books like: and and also some courses on Udemy like: and

Also there are lots of learning resources here: some for guys coming from scripting languages like Python. As a matter of fact, F# can be used for scripting, too.

I'm not saying that you can't write an F# script, but that the path to getting one written is not obvious to those coming from scripting languages that are much simpler than the VAST .NET & JVM ecosystems. There is always some bizarre .NET arcana that gets in the way.
Sometimes that's true but I've found as soon as I need packages things get complex. I don't find F# that hard scripting wise; at times found it easier than some other languages especially when I need to import libraries into my script. Instead of needing to install a system wide pip package, set up a project with Maven/Gradle, etc around the script, etc. With F# and the like you just do something like:

#r "nuget: FSharp.Data"

And it pulls that third party package into your script context. Its kind of empowering when I can just copy and paste script text to my colleague (e.g. email/slack) and all they need to do is copy/paste the text into a single text file and it just works third party packages included with a vanilla .NET 5+ installation. Just run 'dotnet fsi scriptFile.fsx`. Auto-complete picks up all the new types as well.

Documentation seems pretty straightforward to me:

Here is a brand new F# course on Udemy. Highly recommended!
Nov 30, 2020 · 1 points, 0 comments · submitted by kiteason
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