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Chapter 4. Type Providers

F# 3.0 introduces a new feature called type providers. The major application of a type provider is to provide language features for working within a data-rich environment. One example of a data-rich environment is the database. One major problem when programming against a database is how to generate code for database tables, stored procedures, and other database objects. Not every developer prefers to write database-access code manually, and nice tooling support is something developers always desire. Ideally, you could interact with a rich data environment such as a database using Microsoft Visual Studio features such as IntelliSense. Using IntelliSense would make it easier to write the necessary code, and it would save ...

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