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Functional Programming in a Nutshell

Rm 304 June 27, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

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Dr. Joe Hummel

Functional programming is not about the language, but about a mindset — solving problems in a more mathematical way. In mathematics, the statement x = x + 1 makes no sense, yet in programming we use it all the time to change the state of x. Functional programming is about problem solving without changing state. This leads to 2 advantages: (1) a stronger sense of program correctness, and (2) an easier path to parallel execution. This talk will introduce functional programming in F#, show how to call F# from C#, and encourage you to adopt this mindset when it makes sense.