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Reactive Programming for .NET Developers

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Reactive Programming for .NET Developers

Overview of this book

Reactive programming is an innovative programming paradigm focused on time-based problem solving. It makes your programs better-performing, easier to scale, and more reliable. Want to create fast-running applications to handle complex logics and huge datasets for financial and big-data challenges? Then you have picked up the right book! Starting with the principles of reactive programming and unveiling the power of the pull-programming world, this book is your one-stop solution to get a deep practical understanding of reactive programming techniques. You will gradually learn all about reactive extensions, programming, testing, and debugging observable sequence, and integrating events from CLR data-at-rest or events. Finally, you will dive into advanced techniques such as manipulating time in data-flow, customizing operators and providers, and exploring functional reactive programming. By the end of the book, you'll know how to apply reactive programming to solve complex problems and build efficient programs with reactive user interfaces.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Reactive Programming for .NET Developers
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F# - first time

When we use .NET Framework, the first thought goes to languages such as C# and VB.NET. If you want to write a program or services using a functional paradigm, probably your choice would include other languages, for example, Erlang, Haskell, Scala, Wolframe Language (Mathematica), and so on.

This occurs for a variety of reasons, such as the following:

  • The .NET Framework and its principal languages are related to object-oriented programming

  • The syntax of F# and the applications in the functional paradigm are totally different from any other .NET language

  • F# was born in Microsoft research and later used in specific sectors and environments

  • More functional languages, some of which were created many years before, were thought of exclusively for this paradigm

Contrary to the reasons just written, F# is a very interesting language, because it combines the potential of the .NET Framework with a simple syntax and the functional paradigm.

Introduction to F# and FRP

F# is different from the...