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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.

Platform Choices on Windows Azure (It’s not just ASP.NET and SQL Server)

Posted by Mark Rendle  on  Jul 31, 2012

Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.

Erlang for C# Developers

Posted by Bryan Hunter  on  Jun 18, 2012 4

Bryan Hunter introduces Erlang, comparing various language features with C#’s, emphasizing what it is good for and doing a demo.

Introduction to Context Specification – Behavior-Driven Development

Posted by Philip Japikse  on  Jun 07, 2012

Philip Japikse discusses and demoes doing BDD with Context Specifications, then using MSpec to transform those specification into TDD code.

C# Async, From the Outside, From the Inside - Part 2

Posted by Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet  on  Mar 23, 2012

This is Part 2 of the session. Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet explain the basics of asynchronous operations in C# using the Async keyword. The session is spiced with live demos.

C# Async, From the Outside, From the Inside - Part 1

Posted by Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet  on  Mar 16, 2012 5

Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet explain the basics of asynchronous operations in C# using the Async keyword. The session is spiced with live demos.

Mono and C++ - Updates from the Interoperability World

Posted by Andreia Gaita  on  Mar 13, 2012

Andreia Gaita introduces Cxxi, a Mono C# - C++ interoperability framework meant to make instantiating C++ objects, invoking methods, sub-classing classes and other similar operations easier.

The Future of F#: Type Providers

Posted by Joe Pamer  on  Jan 26, 2012 1

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 overviews some of the basic features of functional languages, presenting why and when they are useful for parallel programming: simplicity, composability, immutability, lightweight reaction, translations, data parallelism, using F# examples but addressing the larger spectrum of functional languages including Haskell, Erlang, Clojure and JavaScript.

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. (This session is based on Amanda Laucher’s presentation “Demystifying Monads.”)

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