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Xamarin, IBM lob cross-platform mobile app dev tools at Microsoft coders


Xamarin also supports the F# language

Xamarin has made a significant effort to also support F# in addition to C#.

FYI one of the designers of Swift previously worked on F# and you can see similarities between the two languages.

Why would one use F# over C#? There are many reasons but In general F# is more expressive and yields more concise, cleaner and safer code.

My first Xamarin / Android app was written in F# and ending up being about 6K lines-of-code. I have estimated that equivalent Java would be close to 50K loc.

Until Swift is ported to Android, F# is the only viable functional programming language for mobile development.

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