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Richard Minerich on Functional Programming, F#, Type Providers and Dynamic Languages

Posted by Richard Minerich on  Sep 04, 2013

Richard Minerich explains the reasons for choosing F#, how F# Type Providers help to integrate languages like R, how to bring Functional Programming to enterprise developers, and much more.

Philip Wadler on Functional Programming

Posted by Philip Wadler on  May 03, 2012 4

Philip Wadler talks about the role of functional programming and some of the reasons for its slow rise in the past and its influence today. Also: lambda calculus, monads, continuations and much more.

Bart De Smet on Reactive Extensions (Rx) for .NET and Javascript

Posted by Bart De Smet on  Jul 01, 2011 3

Bart De Smet explains Reactive Extensions (Rx), a library for composing computations over asynchronous event streams of data for .NET and Javascript, the concepts and implementation of Rx and more.

Erik Meijer on LINQ

Posted by Erik Meijer on  Mar 04, 2009 8

In this interview filmed during QCon SF 2008, Erik Meijer talks about less known LINQ features, like the ability to do meta programming or the fact that LINQ works against any data collection that implements the sequence operators. Meijer also talks about the differences between functional languages and objectual ones, asynchronous computation, and the evolution of languages.

Jimmy Nilsson on LINQ to SQL

Posted by Jimmy Nilsson on  Jan 09, 2008 10

In this interview, Jimmy focuses on LINQ to SQL and ORM. Jimmy has tried to create a similar technology to LINQ to SQL in the past, but without similar results. While LINQ to SQL is a step in the right direction, .NET still lags behind other programming languages in object-relational mapping capabilities.

Brian Beckman and Erik Meijer on Tesla

Posted by Brian Beckman and Erik Meijer on  Sep 05, 2007 2

The project code-named TESLA in Microsoft Research is being spearheaded by Brian Beckman and Erik Meijer. LINQ is the first technology aimed at democratizing the Internet coming from Microsoft. From Monoids to LINQ, Brian and Erik provide insight into the future of the .NET Framework languages at Microsoft and how they plan to change the Cloud as we know it today.

Erik Meijer on LINQ

Posted by Erik Meijer on  May 23, 2007

LINQ creator Erik Meijer talks about the design and capabilities of LINQ, how to use it, why to use it, how it differs from XQuery, how it addresses ORM, extension methods, EDM, and more.

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