Hands-On Functional C# [Video]

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  • Make your C# code more concise using Functional Programming
  • Use functional syntax in C# to unravel problems which are hard to solve using pure object-oriented techniques
  • Work with the features of IEnumerable to reduce code complexity
  • Build your own extensions for LINQ so you have full control over your business logic
  • Explore pure functions and avoid side-effects to keep your code readable
  • Include Functional Programming as a valuable tool in your toolbox as the best approach to any programming challenge.

When C# programs get more complex, they become hard to understand, and as a result are much harder to maintain. We suggest a few approaches from Functional Programming to resolve this and make the code readable, reusable, testable and structured.

This course will present some basic Functional Programming ideas and suggest how to make use of the functional features of C# in your everyday work. As C# is deeply object-oriented by design, we'll concentrate on the bits of Functional Programming that are easily applicable to it—such as LINQ, pure functions, and dot-chaining (aka composability). We won't explore functional terms such as monads and functors in too much detail; rather we provide examples of real C# using functional features. You'll improve the maintainability and testability of your application and gain the confidence to start a new project with Functional Programming paradigms.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available at: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Hands-on-Functional-C-sharp

Style and Approach

A comprehensive course packed with practical examples and helpful advice on getting started with exploring different Functional Programming features in C#. This course is divided into clear chunks so you can learn at your own pace and focus on your own area of interest.

  • This course focuses on the functional paradigm of C#, which will give you a whole new angle on coding with C# 
  • Discover everything you need to know about Functional Programming, and learn how to use it in your C# code today.
  • Use Functional Programming alongside existing OOP techniques so you can get the best of both worlds and develop clean, robust code
Course Length 2 hours 43 minutes
ISBN 9781789611397
Date Of Publication 30 Nov 2018


Georgi Parlakov

Georgi Parlakov is a full-stack web developer. He's been developing C# applications and .NET for more than 7 years for a variety of enterprise solutions in the Online Banking, Oil & Gas, and Financial sectors. Georgi is keen on all things dev—ranging from Angular and RxJs to C#, F#, .NET, Cloud, TDD, and through to the NHibernate Entity Framework. He is also a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. He has written various blogs on C# and .NET (https://medium.com/@gparlakov) and worked on various other open-source projects including Humanitarian Toolbox and Angular.