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Slides for "Making Magic with F# Type Providers" at NDC London
Yesterday I gave a talk at NDC London 2013 called "Making Magic with F# Type Providers" Here are my slides : http://www.slideshare.net/dsyme/making-magic-with-f-type-providers . The raw PPTX is also attached further below.
5 Dec 2013
Putting the F# in Finance with Xenomorph TimeScape: A World of Financial Data at your Fingertips, Strongly Tooled and Strongly Typed
Over on the Visual F# team blog we've described how to use F# type providers with Xenomorph TimeScape , a financial data product which you can use in Windows Azure and on-premise. This work is an F# sample from Microsoft Research. The sample has been picked by the F# community and incorporated into...
29 Nov 2013
F# Type Provider for MATLAB - Feedback requested, contributions welcome
Rick Minerich ( @rickasaurus ) of Bayard Rock has implemented an F# Type Provider for MATLAB (TM) . A GitHub home page for the project is also available. He would like people familiar with F# and/or MATLAB to use the type provider and give him feedback on it! My understanding is that you can use an evaluation...
17 Jul 2013
19 Jun 2013
F# London Meetup, Thursday: Machine Learning Hands On with F#
This Thursday evening at the F# London Meetup we have a Machine Learning Hands On with F# , led by Phil Trelford and others. Venue: The Skills Matter eXchange , 116-120 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DP, London ( map ) In this regular meetup we'll take on one or more programming challenges in F#. All levels...
11 Jun 2013
Using Riak MapReduce with F#
The F# community member John Liao has blogged about using the Riak distributed database system with F# . From Wikipedia : Riak is a NoSQL database implementing the principles from Amazon's Dynamo paper. Lately, I have been reading the book Signals and Noise by Nate Silver. His book references an...
4 Jun 2013
F# London Meetup this Thursday: F# on iPad and iPhone in Xamarin Studio with Neil Danson
In April, at the Xamarin Evolve conference, Xamarin announced support for the F# language as part of the Xamarin tools for iOS and Android app programming. Microsoft were Platinum sponsors of Xamarin Evolve. This Thursday at the F#unctional Londoners' Meetup we have Neil Danson on F# on iPad and...
28 May 2013
IEEE Computer Society Webinar: Try F# for Big and Broad Data - Tuesday May 7
Next Tuesday I'll be taking part in an IEEE Computer Society Webinar about Try F# . Please join us! Register here . Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT / 19:00 GMT (Duration: 1 hour) Try F# is an easy on-ramp to learning F#, a simple and pragmatic programming language combining...
3 May 2013
Thursday at F# London Meetup: The F# 3.0 SQL Server Type Provider - Very Cool, and Very Useful, plus F# 3.0 Dynamics CRM Type Provider
There's a double act at the F#unctional Londoners Meetup on Thursday night. Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6:30 PM, The Skills Matter eXchange , 116-120 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DP, London ( map ) Title: The F# 3.0 SQL Server Type Provider - Very Cool, and Very Useful Kit Eason gives us a practical...
27 Feb 2013
Using a Java Framework with F#: The Stanford Parser for NLP
5 Feb 2013
Twelve F# type providers in action
Twelve F# type providers in action, brought to you with love by the Visual F# team and the F# Community Click on the images to learn more about using and/or contributing to the type providers. All your types are belong to us :)
30 Jan 2013
Try F# - Learn, Create and Share F#, from your browser
I'm very pleased to see that the latest and greatest Try F# 3.0 has been released today! Try F# is a web-based tool for learning and exploring F# 3.0, a simple and pragmatic programming language combining functional, object-oriented and information-rich programming. F# is open source and cross-platform...
23 Jan 2013
F# Emacs Integration
The F# Open Source Group has developed a super-powerful F# Emacs mode, including Intellisense auto-completion, errors-in-current-file, go-to-definition and tooltip support for types/documentation for functions etc. This brings much of the power of F# visual editing to a more traditional (and very widely...
18 Jan 2013
F# Londoners Meetup Tomorrow - Freebase with Don Syme
Tomorrow I'm at the F#unctional Londoners Meetup at SkillsMatter, doing an informal "deep dive" into the Freebase Type Provider . Kick off at 6:30 pm, The Skills Matter eXchange, 116-120 Goswell Road , EC1V 7DP , London ( map ) Do your home work before the event by reading this blog series and...
11 Dec 2012
Sometimes in F# it is useful to use LINQ extension methods such as .Take(n), .Skip(n) and .Count(). However, in F# some LINQ extension methods such as .Where(...) and .Select(...) require a type annotation on the lambda variable. This is one of the relatively rare cases where F# code requires a type...
7 Dec 2012
Contract Position in F# Information Rich Programming with Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Microsoft Research Cambridge have a 5 month contract position available to explore appliications of F# Information Rich Programming to some or all of open government data scientific data standards cloud programming protocols such as Protobuf web programming patterns such as REST cross...
4 Dec 2012
This Monday at the SF Bay Area F# Meetup: Building a customizable business rules engine with F#
This Monday the San Francisco Bay Area F# Meetup will be hearing from Jon Harrop on the topic of " Building a customizable business rules engine with F# " Business rules are the core of business applications; yet, once an application is deployed, it is often cumbersome and expensive to update existing...
30 Nov 2012
Expert F# 3.0
Expert F# 3.0 is now out! The book is a comprehensive guide to F#, with the first chapters taking you through functional, imperative and object programming, and later chapters featuring many applied topics in F# programming. The book has been substantially revised and now features additional material...
12 Nov 2012
MSR Silicon Valley, Tuesday 3pm - Reconsidering Strongly Typed Programming Languages for the Information-Rich World
On Tuesday at 3:00pm I will be talking at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley ( directions ) on F# 3.0 and the general topic of "Reconsidering Strongly Typed Programming Languages for the Information-Rich World" The talk is a public lecture. If you plan on coming please drop a note to Maria Atienze...
12 Nov 2012
Next F#unctional Londoners Meetup - F# on the GPU with Alea.CUDA, Thursday, October 18, 2012
The next meetup of the absolutely fabulous F#unctional Londoners will be one week today, at the usual venue of SkillsMatter . The topic is an exciting one! Alea.CUDA - Combining the computational power of GPUs with the functional elegance of F# Abstract F# and GPUs are two trailblazing yet unrelated...
11 Oct 2012
The F# 3.0 Freebase Type Provider Sample – Integrating Internet-Scale Data Sources into a Strongly Typed Language
The Visual F# team have a new blog The F# 3.0 Freebase Type Provider Sample – Integrating Internet-Scale Data Sources into a Strongly Typed Language Enjoy! Don
21 Sep 2012
New Tech Report from Microsoft Research: Strongly-Typed Language Support for Internet-Scale Information Sources
I'm very pleased to announce that Microsoft Research have published a new technical report related to F# 3.0 called Strongly-Typed Language Support for Internet-Scale Information Sources , (or go straight to the PDF ). To reference this work, please cite MSR technical report number MSR-TR-2012-101...
21 Sep 2012
Exploring the Online Templates: Creating a Web API with F# and ASP.NET
Over on the F# team blog, there's a new article about Getting Started with Implementing Web APIs using F# and ASP.NET F# 3.0 is included as part of Visual Studio 2012 and comes with a gallery of community contributed online templates for F#. Time to explore! One online template is "F#/C# MVC...
4 Sep 2012
Announcing "Data Driven Functional Programming 2013" Workshop at POPL, Submission Date: Oct 8 2012
I'm very pleased to announce an exciting new workshop being added to the POPL program at POPL 2013. This workshop is aimed at anyone who loves the application of functional programming (and indeed other programming paradigms as well) to data-rich domains. Please consider submitting to the workshop...
1 Sep 2012
Access Thousands of R Statistics Packages from F# 3.0
Did you know you can use F# type providers to access thousands of statistical packages from R , with auto-complete and documentation? Those of you into data analysis will be aware of the use of the R system by statisticians and other data workers. The F# community and BlueMountain Capital have...
3 Aug 2012
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