"F# is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language. It empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code."

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Originally from Microsoft Research.

F# was originally a CLR-based variant of OCaml. Since F# 3.0, it has relaxed some of the direct compatibility with OCaml in favor of a friendlier syntax, but still very much holds to its roots.


Areas of use

Cloud: Cloud and SOA are places where F# has made some strong plays. | Azure functions | Fog for creating Azure apps

Web: There's a collection of different web frameworks for F#. Some are more recent than others.

Mobile: Most of this centers around Xamarin; lots of the links on the F#.org site are old (2013-era).

Enterprise: Mostly links about why F# is good in enterprise development. A few nuggets of goodness mixed in. Domain Modeling and DDD in F#, Domain-Driven Design (DDD) With F# and EventStore.

Data access: Type providers are seriously powerful: Accessing loosely structured data from F# and C# XML, JSON, SQL. Agents and message queues: An Introduction To F# Agents | Agents



Intellifactory: Building functional, reactive, full-stack F# applications; their blogs

Donald: A succinct F# DSL for ADO.NET.

F# For Fun and Profit articles:

F# for Component Design Guidelines | Functional Design Patterns | Continuation Passing | F# and Design Patterns for C# Developers

Domain modeling with types Video

Some fuzzy logic examples:

FsharpX | F# PowerPack | fsxplat

fsharpsamples (Archive)

CarParking: A "real" web app written on F#.

Tags: clr   functional   object   metaobject  

Last modified 10 April 2022