Anil Madhavapeddy suggests a different approach to building Internet services avoiding the complexity of today's services which incorporate many policies and security mechanisms.
Anil Madhavapeddy is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, based in the Systems Research Group. He was on the original team that developed the Xen hypervisor, and helped develop an industry-leading cloud management toolstack written entirely in OCaml. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Anil had a diverse background in industry at Network Appliance, NASA and Internet Vision.
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OCaml and F# communities should pool their resources
OCaml is a viable substitute for C/C++ and so between the two a large number of use cases can be covered. Also the experience and learnings are largely transferrable.
Xamarin / Mono Studio is a cross-platform IDE which already supports F#. I imagine much of that work can be leveraged to also support OCaml. Having a good IDE will greatly enhance the appeal of OCaml.