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  • Patterns and Practices in C# 7

    by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 13, 2017 1

    C# 7 is a major update with a lot of interesting new capabilities. And while there are plenty of articles on what you can do with it, there’s not quite as many on what you should do with it. Using the principles found in the .NET Framework Design Guidelines, we’re going to take a first pass at laying down strategies for getting the most from these new features.

  • A Comprehensive Look at F# 4.1

    by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 30, 2017 3

    Semantic versioning can be misleading. While F# 4.1 is backwards compatible with F# 4.0, it is by no means a minor release. With both Microsoft and the larger community contributing, several more features were introduced since the F# 4.1 preview in the areas of performance, interoperability, and convenience.

  • Transcrypt: Anatomy of a Python to JavaScript Compiler

    by Jacques de Hooge on  Mar 08, 2017

    On the web front end, web development is one size fits all: JavaScript. The Transcrypt Python to JavaScript compiler is a relatively new open source project, aiming at executing Python 3.6 at JavaScript speed, with comparable file sizes. In this article, Jacques de Hooge talks about the requirements in building a transpiler and how Transcrypt is built to meet those demands.

Virtual Panel: What's Next for .NET?

Posted by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Jan 20, 2017

A lot happened in the last year in the .NET ecosystem: cross-platform, cloud, mobile, web apps and universal apps. Developers wonder where all this is going and what will be required to get there. 2

Mobile Development Efficiency with NativeScript and Angular

Posted by TJ VanToll on  Dec 07, 2016

To meet both consumer demand and expectations, companies must develop for both mobile and web. TJ VanToll shows how to use NativeScript to develop cross platform mobile apps. 1

Getting Started with ASP.Net Performance Monitoring and Optimization

Posted by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Aug 29, 2016

“This web page is slow” is a common complaint about web sites. While the web brings some desirable characteristics such as global delivery, it also brings challenges at the performance level. 4

F# in Numbers: A Look at the Annual F# Survey Results

Posted by Tomas Petricek on  Aug 05, 2016

In April, for the second time, fsharpWorks organized the F# community survey. Over 600 developers completed the survey in 2016. The survey provides an insight into the brains of the F# community. 1

Angular 2 and TypeScript - A High Level Overview

Posted by Yakov Fain on  Apr 26, 2016

Angular 2 & TypeScript have brought true object oriented development to the world's most popular web development framework. This article provides a high-level overview of Angular 2. 9

Interview and Book Review: BDD In Action

Posted by Craig Smith on  May 10, 2015

"BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests. 4

F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 18, 2015

F# Deep Dives is a new book aimed at showing the business value that using F# brings in practice. It presents 11 industrial scenarios and their solution with F# using a functional-first approach.

Simplifying F# Type Provider Development

Posted by Dave Fancher on  Feb 13, 2015

Type Providers are an essential element for F#’s extensibility model. Dave Fancher shows how to take the tedium out authoring Type Providers using some simple inline factory methods.

Visual Basic 14 Language Features

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 27, 2014

Though many of these features are also new to C#, there are quite a few enhancements meant specifically to smooth some of VB’s rough edges. 1

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