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Functional Approaches To Parallelism and Concurrency
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| by Don Syme Follow 0 Followers on Oct 20, 2010 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco April 9-10, 2018. Join us!

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Don Syme overviews some of the basic features of functional languages, presenting why and when they are useful for parallel programming: simplicity, composability, immutability, lightweight reaction, translations, data parallelism, using F# examples but addressing the larger spectrum of functional languages including Haskell, Erlang, Clojure and JavaScript.

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Don Syme has had a major contribution to the design of F#. He has also participated in the design of C# generics and .NET CLR. He joined Microsoft Research in 1998 and has a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in 1999.

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