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Types vs. Tests: An Epic Battle?

Posted by Amanda Laucher, Paul Snively  on  Nov 13, 2012

Amanda Laucher and Paul Snively debate solving problems through types and tests using different approaches.

Asynchronous Programming on the Server and the Client in F#

Posted by Tomas Petricek  on  Sep 11, 2012

Tomas Petricek demoes server-side and client-side asynchronous programming with non-blocking code and without inversion of control in F#.

Functional Architecture

Posted by Phil Trelford  on  Aug 29, 2012

Phil Trelford suggests domains, such as modeling, DSLs, concurrency, for which functional programming is well-suited, and areas for which an OO or a mixed approach has better results.

The Future of F#: Type Providers

Posted by Joe Pamer  on  Jan 26, 2012 3

Joe Pamer presents what Type Providers coming in F# 3.0 are: a mechanism for accessing a multitude of external data source.

F# and Mono, Best Friends Forever

Posted by Richard Minerich  on  Oct 25, 2011 1

Richard Minerich shows how to use F# in Mono with MonoDevelop, detailing some of the features that make it attractive to programmers.

F#: History, Today, Tomorrow

Posted by Don Syme  on  Mar 11, 2011 2

Don Syme discusses the history of F#, how it came about, the current status of the language, especially its simple model supporting parallel and asynchronous programming, and a preview of F# 3.0.

Functional Approaches To Parallelism and Concurrency

Posted by Don Syme  on  Oct 20, 2010

Don Syme on functional languages features, showing why and when they are useful for parallel programming: simplicity, composability, immutability, lightweight reaction, translations, data parallelism.

Demystifying Monads

Posted by Josh Graham  on  Aug 11, 2010 9

Josh Graham explains what monads are, how and why they are used, including several concrete examples of monads like Identity, Maybe, List, and Continuation.

The State of the Art on .NET

Posted by Amanda Laucher and Josh Graham  on  May 21, 2010 2

Amanda Laucher and Josh Graham present some of the most important elements of the .NET ecosystem: F#, M, Boo, NUnit, RhinoMocks, Moq, NHibernate, Castle, Windsor, NVelocity, Guerilla WCF, Azure, MEF.

Pragmatic F# in Action

Posted by Amanda Laucher and Josh Graham  on  Mar 04, 2010 1

Amanda Laucher and Josh Graham introduce the audience to F# basics showing some of its main features, emphasizing what makes it better than imperative languages, and also showing F# code samples.

F# - Succinct, Expressive, Efficient Functional Programming for .NET

Posted by Don Syme  on  Jul 17, 2009 3

Don Syme presents F# basics, a typed functional language for .NET that combines the succinctness, expressivity, and compositionality of functional programming with the runtime support of .NET.

Concurrent Programming with Microsoft F#

Posted by Amanda Laucher  on  Jun 28, 2009 2

Amanda Laucher presents a real life enterprise application written in F#. She shows actual code snippets, explaining design decisions and suggesting how to use some of the F# constructs.

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