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F# Web Development with the SAFE Stack

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 30, 2018

The SAFE stack is a set of F# libraries used together to create web applications. Tomasz Heimowski recently presented the stack at F# eXchange 2018 in a live coding session. He demonstrated the whole experience by creating and deploying a rating application for his talk.

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Visual Studio 15.6 Preview 4 Sharpens F# Functionality

by Jeff Martin Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 13, 2018

Microsoft continues to make evolutionary changes in Visual Studio 15.6. The 4th preview of the IDE has been released, and with it comes a primary focus on improving F# support.

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F# 2017 Retrospective

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

During 2017 F# reached version 4.1 and grew its user community, mostly in coincidence with the release of .NET Core 2.0, while getting stronger tooling and wider conference presence, writes Microsoft program manager Phillip Carter.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview Adds F# Core & Standard Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017

Microsoft has supported F# since .NET Core 1.0 was released, but tooling availability has varied in comparison to fellow .NET Core languages C# and VB.NET. With the release of Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4, F# projects can now target .NET Core and .NET Standard.

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ASP.NET Core and F# with Giraffe

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 23, 2017

Giraffe is an F# micro web framework for building web applications. It sits on ASP.NET Core, providing an F# API to the web framework. Giraffe is intended for developers who want to build web applications in F# while retaining access to the features of ASP.NET Core and its ecosystem.

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Fable 1.2 Announced along with First FableConf

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 15, 2017

Three months after its first stable release, community-driven F# to JavaScript compiler Fable has reached version 1.2, just in time for FableConf 2017, the first conference dedicated to web development in F# using Fable.

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Microsoft Reiterates its Support of F#

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017 1

Mads Torgersen and Philip Carter, respectively C# and F# program managers at Microsoft, published a post promoting the use of F#. The post is a follow-up to a presentation on F# at Build 2017. They talked about how Microsoft wants to remove obstacles to F# adoption and the F# improvements Visual Studio 2017 brings.

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Details on F# Support in Rider

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  May 31, 2017

JetBrains’s developer evangelist Marteen Balliauw recently published more details about the F# support in Rider. Features are explained into more details than the general EAP announcement and also contains the plan for the next releases.

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Zero Runtime Exceptions in Production with Elm

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 31, 2017

At QCon London 2017, Richard Feldman, software engineer at noredink and author of “Elm in Action” from Manning, explained how their decision to switch to Elm led to a 100,000 LOC system running in production with zero runtime exceptions since 2015. Here, we provide a brief summary of Feldman’s key points.

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Building an F# Web Server with Freya

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  May 15, 2017

Freya is an F# web framework focusing on HTTP primitives and concurency. It doesn't include interface constructs such as templating. Marcus Griep presented Freya at F# eXchange 2017, where he explained its core model. He also showed the different mechanisms available for performance and concurrency, such as Hopac and Kestrel integrations.

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day Two Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 30, 2017

Day Two of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held in Philadelphia. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Kyle Daigle (engineering manager at GitHub), Holden Karau (principal software engineer at IBM), and Karen Kinnear (JVM technical lead at Oracle).

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Visual Studio 2017 Brings F# 4.1

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 28, 2017

The Visual Studio 2017 release in early March included F# 4.1 and an update of the Visual F# tools. F# 4.1 brings improvements and interoperation with C# 7 while the tools are the first version supporting the Roslyn workspaces.

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Fable 1.0 Beta Brings Better Tooling Integration, New Project Format, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 27, 2017

F# to JavaScript compiler Fable has reached version 1.0 beta, bringing tooling improvements, a streamlined project format, and better code generation. InfoQ has spoken with Fable creator Alfonso García-Caro.

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Microsoft's Plans for the Future of .NET

by Jeff Martin Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017 5

Microsoft develops C#, Visual Basic, and F# in public but doesn't always share its plans for these popular languages. Mads Torgersen has provided some new guidance on where Microsoft plans to take these languages in the future.

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F# 4.1 Brings Improvements and Interoperation with C# 7

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 23, 2017

F# 4.1 brings improvements to the language. It is distributed through the Microsoft tools for F#, which are stated to ship later this year. This version enables support for struct tuples, interoperation with C# 7 and by-ref returns.

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