Functional Programming

Monads explained in C# (again)

Yet another Monad tutorial, this time for C# OOP developers

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Why F# and Functional Programming Talk at .NET Development Nederland Meetup

On May 8th 2017 I gave a talk at the .NET Development Nederland group in Amsterdam. Here are the slides for the people who were there and want to revisit the covered topics.

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My Functional Programming & F# Talks at Webscale Architecture Meetup

On January 10th of 2017 I gave two talks at the Webscale Architecture NL meetup group in Utrecht. Here are the slides for the people who were there and want to revisit the covered topics.

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Comparing Scala to F#

F# and Scala are quite similar languages from 10.000 feet view. Both are functional-first languages developed for the virtual machines where imperative languages dominate. C# for .NET and Java for JVM are still lingua franca, but alternatives are getting stronger.

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Building a Poker Bot: Functional Fold as Decision Tree Pattern

*This is the fifth part of Building a Poker Bot series where I describe my experience developing bot software to play in online poker rooms.

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Tweaking immutable objects with C# and Fody

Immutable data structures provide a lot of benefits to programmers, especially when representing domain value objects. Immutability is an essential part of functional programming paradigm.

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Building a Poker Bot with Akka.NET Actors

This post lays out the most exciting part of the bot. I'll compose the recognition, flow, decision and mouse clicking parts together into the bot application. The application is a console executable interacting with multiple windows of poker room software.

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Functional Actor Patterns with Akka.NET and F#

My exploration of Actor model started with Akka.NET framework - a .NET port of JVM-based Akka. Actor programming model made a lot of sense to me, but once I started playing with it, some questions arose.

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Monads explained in C#

The newer and much longer version of this article is now available: Monads explained in C# (again) It looks like there is a mandatory post that every blogger who learns functional programming should write: what a Monad is.

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Validation with Either data type in C#

In this article we will employ a functional monadic concept Either to make validation code more expressive and easier to maintain.

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