In 2 hours I'm flying off to TechFest 2007 in Redmond. This really is one of the highlights of the year for me - an astounding trade show of some of the best the computer research world has to offer. James Margetson, myself and other members of the F# community will be presenting a booth on F#, highlighting how the language has both matured to be an incredibly useful tool and how it is also acting as a vehicle for innovative applied functional programming research.
In the lead up to TechFest we've been putting the finishing touches on F# 1.9, We're upping the version number because this is the first in a cycle of releases leading toward F# 2.0, which we plan to release in the second half of the year. Here are some of the highlights of what will be in the next release:
So, time to fly, and soon after we land we'll be posting the next release. (Update: actually it's taken us a little longer - see later posts!)