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.
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.
Bryan Hunter introduces Erlang, comparing various language features with C#’s, emphasizing what it is good for and doing a demo.
Philip Japikse discusses and demoes doing BDD with Context Specifications, then using MSpec to transform those specification into TDD code.
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.
Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet explain the basics of asynchronous operations in C# using the Async keyword. The session is spiced with live demos.
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.
Joe Pamer presents what Type Providers coming in F# 3.0 are: a mechanism for accessing a multitude of external data source.
Richard Minerich shows how to use F# in Mono with MonoDevelop, detailing some of the features that make it attractive to programmers.
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.
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.”)