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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.