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    1. Recursion - Where are my for/while loops?

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      Most imperative programmers who start learning functional programming are lost because they don’t see loop constructs in code. Indeed even if some functional languages such as F# provide looping constructs they rarely or sometimes never use them...
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    7. Workflows – A Monad alias

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      Monads are one of the most complex concept to apprehend I encountered while learning functional programming, and unfortunately, like many developers I probably use them without understanding all the possibilities they offer. Before talking about...
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    An Overview of Functional Programming

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      Obscure syntax, missing looping constructs, unknown programming patterns, the lack of libraries or documentation, there are a lot of reasons discouraging imperative programmers to start learning and using functional programming languages. Microsoft...
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    Bringing the querying power of SQL to JavaScript

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    Hello and Happy New Year to everyone, I have been really busy recently and it has been long time I didn't write, however do not worry I didn’t forget I have to finish my functional programming series of articles. This post comes directly from...
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    3. Pattern Matching – Be Explicit

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      Pattern matching is a way of writing conditional code by mainly decomposing data into subcomponents. It is a high level construct allowing programmers to think naturally about their algorithms rather than in programming terms. Under the hood pattern...
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    2. List – Cons, Car, Cdr & Co

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      Lists are the most important data structures in functional programming languages. It is not for nothing that the first functional programming language, that is by the way the second oldest programming language (1958) is called LISP which stands...
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    5. Generic Parameters – Static typing without typing

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      Typing system   The functional core of F# is statically typed, which means all checks concerning typing are done during compile time. Both Statically typed and dynamically typed system have pros and cons. Dynamic typing allows flexibility...
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    4. 1st Class Functions – Power is in simplicity

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      One of the most interesting article I read about programming languages has been published by the author of Chibi, a small scheme implementation ( http://synthcode.com/blog/2009/06/Small_is_Beautiful ). The latter tries to defend the idea that beauty...
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    Bringing CLR’s Power to non .NET languages - Part 1

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      The .NET Framework helps developer boost their productivity by giving them a set of tools and libraries they need to quickly start implementing the core of their software without loosing time on details. The idea behind the Common Language Infrastructure...
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    6. Sequences – Being lazy is allowed

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      I remember the day I got the mind shift about functional programming. I switched from being a fervent defender of  Java and C# to a passionate of LISP dialects. At the time I was convinced that there were nothing better than OOP and curly...
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    8. Quotations – Say “your name”

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    [DRAFT]   Say your name ! ; Say “your name”! Do you understand the difference between those two sentences? The first uses the meaning of the words “your name”, while the other refers the words themselves. How do you know that? They are quoted. Sometimes...
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    First Entry !

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      Hello future readers, I am Dorian Corompt, I am a new developer consultant employee at Microsoft France. As a good resolution for this new year, I decided to start writing a blog to share with you my passion for technologies. What I intend to publish...
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    Windows 8: Time to bite the Apple

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      A short post to share a video featuring a new series of well designed slates running on Windows 8:       Important to notice that these slates would be available on both ARM and PC architectures.
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