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Beginning F# 4.0 by Kit Eason, Robert Pickering

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© Robert Pickering and Kit Eason 2016

Robert Pickering and Kit Eason, Beginning F# 4.0, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1374-2_8

8. Data Access

Robert Pickering and Kit Eason

(1)St. Germain-En-Laye, France

Computers are designed to process data, so it’s a rare program that doesn’t require some form of data access, whether it’s reading a small configuration file or an enterprise application that accesses a full-scale relational database management system. In this chapter, you will learn about F#’s wide range of data access options.

In F#, data access relies heavily on tools and libraries within, or built upon, the .NET BCL. This means that a lot of the data access code you write in F# will resemble data access code in C# or VB.NET, although the F# code will often ...

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