FRIENDLY F# with game development and XNA

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In this book we present the functional language F# with a particular focus on fun applications such as simulations and games.

We will see a series of entertaining examples: a bouncing ball, the Saturn V rocket, an asteroid field and a starship battle.

In the last two chapters we will build a rendering system in XNA that renders the previous samples in 2D and 3D with input and audio. More

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About Giuseppe Maggiore

Giuseppe Maggiore and Giulia Costantini studied Computer Science at Universitá Ca' Foscari di Venezia, where they both got their M.Sc. Cum Laude. They are now both working as researchers there, Giuseppe in functional languages and videogames, Giulia in Abstract Interpretation. They have both taken a strong interest in researching better and funnier ways to teach computer science to High School students and freshmen through videogames and high-level languages such as F#. Some of the samples of this book have been used in experimental projects with beginner students, with very entertaining results for all parties involved!
Giuseppe is also working as a part-time consultant for various .Net technologies, and he is maintaining an indie game development company that releases games (mostly made in F# ☺) for Windows, Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 and iOS.

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Review by: Rob Rosenbaum on April 14, 2012 :
The dots make the code unreadable. I don't know what else to say. I can't read the code in this book. Whose idea was this, and have they ever tried to read this code?
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Stefano Casillo on Feb. 28, 2012 :
Please fix the "." as spaces in the source code. The book is REALLY PAINFUL to read with those.
One of F# strong selling point is the elegance of the source code, this book make the language look TERRIBLE with that formatting.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)

Review by: Andrew McVeigh on Jan. 03, 2012 :
Guiseppe - great book, thanks for making this.

However, is there any chance of getting an alternative pdf version without the "."'s for spaces? They really put me off when looking at the code.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Paolo Contessi on Dec. 29, 2011 :
I haven't read it yet, just skimmed but i liked it.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

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