I started learning about functional programming a few weeks ago. I’m currently looking at Kit Eason‘s Pluralsight course “F# Jumpstart“, which is a quick watch at 1 hour and 25 minutes. I’m probably gonna watch a more in-depth course later, and I’ll share the ones I’ve found in this post.
Introduction to F# [Video course]
This course was created by Oliver Sturm. It’s 4 hours and 17 minutes long, and it was released March 7th 2012. I’m sure the course is good, though the age of the course does scare me somewhat. F# is fairly new, so it’s possible that some things might have changed since the course was released.
Oliver at Twitter.
F# Fundamentals [Video course]
This course was made by Liam McLennan, and it was released the 10th of March 2016. This course is 5 hours and 40 minutes long. This is probably the course I’ll be watching next because it’s considerably newer than “Introduction to F#”.
Liam’s GitHub page.
Liam at Twitter.
“Why do you code in F#?” [Blog post]
So why would you use F#? Anthony Lloyd has written a blog post that tries to answer that, which might be a good place to start.
Anthony’s blog post is here.
Understanding the world with F# [Video]
The F# Software Foundation has been working hard to make F# the best tool for doing data science, not just on the .NET and Mono platforms. This video shows the recently announced F# libraries for interactive data analysis, for accessing data from a variety of sources including REST based services, CSV files and online data sources like WorldBank and Freebase.
Sounds interesting? The video is available for free at Channel9.
If that’s not enough to get you started, then take a look at the stuff I linked to a few weeks ago in this post.