What is F#
F# is pronounced as F Sharp. It is a functional programming language that supports approaches like object oriented and imperative programming approach. It is a cross-platform and .Net Framework language. The filename extension for F# source file is .fs.
It was designed and developed by Microsoft. It was first appeared in 2005. Current stable version of F# is 184.108.40.206 which was released on November 13, 2016.
It is influenced by Python, Haskell and Scala. It influenced to C#, F∗ etc.
A Simple F# Program Example
Let’s see a simple F# program. The detailed description of this program is given in next chapter.
Usage of F#
F# has a rich set of library and supports multi-paradigm which helps to deal with every domain whether it is desktop based application, web based application or mobile based application.
You can use F# in following domains:
- Data analysis
- Scientific research
- Data statistical
- Design games
- Artificial Application
- Desktop application, and
- Mobile application etc.