How to quickly learn F# I havenâ t blogged about F# for sometime now because I am busy with my research work recently

. But I nearly use F# everyday to conduct experiments. Also I attracted several of my teammates to get interested in F#, so I write the following guide for my teammates to quickly learn F#. - Step 1 Before reading books/articles, watch the three videos by Luca Bolognese (former F# PM), Luke Hoban (F# PM) and Don Syme (creator of F#) - http://fdatamining.blogspot.com/2009/12/f-online-videos.html - Step 2 Read the book by Chris Smith (former F# team member, now at Google): Pro gramming F#. After reading the book, quickly scan the following two online books: - F# Wikibook: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Programming:F_Sharp - The F# Survival Guide: http://www.ctocorner.com/fsharp/book/default.as px They basically cover the same content as Programming F#; reading them gi ves you a refresh of basic F#. - Step 3 Try to solve the first 50 problems at Project Euler: - http://projecteuler.net/ and read the solutions at: http://fsharp-eule r.wikispaces.com/ if you have difficulty. You can also search the solutions online; there are many blogs on how to solve Project Euler problems using F#. But before reading the solution, try your best and you can learn F# basi cs very quickly. - Step 3 alternative You can skip step 3 (or part of it) if you have experience in building a compiler or interpreter and you are interested in programming languages. The ProgramAsData folder contains the free online book, homeworks (some F# template code is provided) and well-edited slides in the Program as Data course by Prof. Peter Sest oft. http://www.itu.dk/courses/BPRD/E2010/ - Step 4 Read some chapters of Expert F# 2.0 or 3.0 by Don Syme, and use the book as a reference when you program a bigger/real-world project in F#. [Optional] Read books like CLR via C# to know more about the .Net platform.

by Yin Zhu on http://fdatamining.blogspot.de/2011/01/how-to-quickly-learn-f.html

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