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The Book of F# by Dave Fancher

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Chapter 10. Show Me the Data

Virtually every application written today requires robust mechanisms to both access and manipulate data. While the full gamut of data access technologies across the .NET Framework is available to you in F#, this chapter focuses on two specific areas: query expressions and type providers.

Query Expressions

When LINQ was added to .NET, it revolutionized the way we access data by providing a unified syntax for querying data from disparate data sources. Upon LINQ’s introduction, C# and Visual Basic were extended to include the query syntax, a SQL-like syntax with context-sensitive keywords that were really syntactic sugar over several language features, such as extension methods and lambda expressions. In this regard, F# ...

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