CHAPTER 10Distributed Applications
Applications that use networks, called distributed applications, become more important every day. Fortunately, the .NET BCL and other libraries offer many constructs that make communicating over a network easy, so creating distributed applications in F# is straightforward.
Several types of distributed applications exist; they're generally classified into either client-server applications, in which clients make requests to a central server, or peer-to-peer applications, in which computers exchange data among themselves. In this chapter, you'll focus on building client-server applications, since these are currently more common. Whichever type of distributed application you want to build, the ...