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F# Native App Development on iOS and Android

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 25, 2014

F# has supported both iOS and Android native programming through Xamarin since at least Xamarin 4.8 and can be efficiently used to create native apps on both platforms. Let's give a look at some experience reports.

DDD and CQRS Using the Functional Language F#

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 31, 2014

A focus on behaviour and a more declarative style of code are two benefits for Domain-Driven Design (DDD) when moving from an object-oriented language like C# to a functional one like F#, Lev Gorodinski claims in a recent presentation, using an example that includes event sourcing and Command-Query Responsibility Separation (CQRS) to show some of the benefits and challenges in a move to F#.

Domain-Driven Design Using a Functional Language

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 25, 2014 1

Using a functional language in domain-driven design (DDD) the actual code can often become simple enough to be used instead of UML diagrams when discussing with domain experts, Scott Wlaschin stated in a recent talk about domain modelling together with functional programming using F#.

Visual F# Tools 3.1.1 Adds Visual Studio Express 2013 Desktop and Web Versions

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 27, 2014

Visual F# Tools 3.1.1 has been released with support for both desktop and web versions of Visual Studio 2013 Express edition in addition to the ability to install it directly from PowerShell prompt.

F# Moves Forward in 3.1 Preview Release

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 03, 2013

F#, Microsoft's powerful functional language, is receiving several improvements that refine the language in several ways: .NET 4.5 + Windows Store portable library support, project round-tripping, and several language enhancements including named union type fields, and extensions to array slicing.

FunScript: Using the Power of F# for Writing Web Apps

by Abel Avram on  Jun 21, 2013

FunScript is an F# compiler library enabling developers to write single-page web applications in F# and running them in the browser or on the server via Node.js.

Develop Financial Applications with F# and QuantLib

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 26, 2013 1

The usage of Microsoft F# in conjunction with QuantLib provides extensive possibilities for developers to build quantitative financial applications and this news report examines the steps required to create a simple F# application with QuantLib.

Asynchronous Gotchas in C#

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 17, 2013 1

Sometimes the best way to understand pitfalls in one language is to see how another language prevents them. Tomas Petricek, author of Real-World Functional Programming, discusses seven common mistakes found in asynchronous C# code and demonstrates how F# makes them less likely to occur.

Daniel Jebaraj on Succinctly ebooks

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 15, 2013 4

Daniel Jebaraj shares with InfoQ the idea behind the launch of Succinctly series ebook and also shared the future roadmap.

Try F# - Learn, Create and Explore

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 28, 2013

Try F#, recently launched by Microsoft enables a developer to master the techniques associated with F# programming language in an unique way.

Introducing the F# Software Foundation

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 01, 2013

An independent group of developers and companies have joined forces to create the F# Software Foundation. This organization’s goal is to “is to promote, protect, and advance the F# programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of F# programmers.”

Building Type Providers for F#

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 29, 2012 2

Over the last year lots of Type Providers for F# were released for a variety of data sources including AppSettings, Excel, XAML, and the statistical programming language R. And with many of these being offered as open source projects, learning how to create your own has become much easier.

Math.NET Numerics with F#, Intel MKL and Vector Slicing Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 05, 2012

Math.NET recently released numerics library with improved F# including support for Windows Phone 8 and vector slicing.

Community-Driven Research: Why Are You Not Using Functional Languages?

by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 30, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 11th question: "Why Are You Not Using Functional Languages?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

F# Type Providers – Why And How

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 25, 2012

Microsoft Research has published a white paper explaining how Type Providers makes F# useful for accessing and processing “internet scale” information sources.

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