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The Wonderful F# Snippets Site!
Have you ever been looking for a snippet of F# code for converting an object/from to JSON ? For getting a key from the Windows Registry ? For defining Perl-style "?" regular expression matching operators ? Or hundreds of other common tasks? The new F# Snippets site by Tomas Petricek now has hundreds...
27 Feb 2011
The F# Team Are Hiring! Come and be the Senior Program Manager for F#...
The F# Team are Hiring!!! Do you have a love for modern, industry-leading programming technologies? Can you help us take the F# language to the next level? Do you have the vision to combine functional programming with cutting edge technologies for data, cloud, web, finance and technical computing...
23 Jan 2011
Come and join the F# Compiler & Tools team!
The F# team are looking for a world class developer to join the team in Redmond! Come and help us shape the future of F#! We are seeking a talented and highly motivated software engineer with experience in compilers, language tools and data-consumptive programming to help us ship the next version...
2 Dec 2010
My Talk at TechEd Europe 2010: A Taste of F# - Today and Future
Recently I gave a talk at TechEd Europe, in Berlin, entitled A Taste of F# - Today and Future , available below as slides + audio. If you don't get the player below, then here's the site with the raw WMV files . I was happy with how this talk went. I hope it is a good resource for the F# community...
29 Nov 2010
F# New York User Group Meetup
The F# New York City User Group has started recently, and the liftoff meetup is a week from now, next Monday, Dec 6 Location Microsoft, 6th floor 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 This first meeting of the New York City F# User group will be hosted by Richard Minerich...
28 Nov 2010
The F# Asynchronous Programming Model, PADL 2011
[ The draft was updated on 22/10/10 and 8/11/10 ] The F# asynchronous programming model dates to 2007, and was published in product documentation and Expert F# . However, until now we haven't had a submitted, succinct conference-style description of the core idea of the model: language integrated...
21 Oct 2010
Don talking in London Tonight
I'll be talking at the F#unctional Londoner's Meetup Group at 6:30pm tonight, held at the SkillsMatter exchange in London. I'll be giving an overview of F#, some case studies, some demos and taking questions on any F# topics. After, there will be a chance to wind down at one of the nearby pubs. ...
9 Sep 2010
F# Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight) Templates Now On Visual Studio Gallery
Dan Mohl from the F# community has added some F# Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight) templates on Visual Studio Gallery. Screen shot below. Cheers! don (Note: A WP7 FSharp.Core.dll has been included as part of these templates. It is also part of the Microsoft F# August 2010 CTP .)
19 Aug 2010
Announcing the F# 2.0 Free Tools Update
[ Note: if installing F# for Mono, you must download mono.snk. The location of this file has changed since release, you can now find it at http://github.com/mono/mono/raw/master/mcs/class/mono.snk ] The F# team are very pleased to announce the update of August 2010 release of the F# 2.0 free download...
17 Aug 2010
A standing invitation to F# users to "get in touch"
Over the years at the F# team we've managed to keep in touch with many of F# users, including individuals, universities and corporations. This is one of the things that makes the work really interesting! The F# community is growing steadily, and this is becoming harder. However, it's still very useful...
16 Aug 2010
F# Case Study: Banking Firm Uses Functional Language to Speed Development
A customer case study in the use of F# has been made available on www.microsoft.com . Enjoy! Don P.S. The company in question has a policy of anonymity, a common restriction in this sector. Financial Services Firm Banking Firm Uses Functional Language to Speed Development by 50 Percent ...
28 Jun 2010
The San Francisco Bay Area F# Users Group
Matt Harrington and others have started a San Francisco Bar Area F# Users Group . The inaugural meeting was around 10 days ago, and the group now has quite a few signed up members. SF# is a group of developers in the San Francisco Bay Area who have an interest in the F# programming language. Novices...
17 Jun 2010
HTML5 Programming with F#
4 Jun 2010
F# PowerPack May 2010 – now for Silverlight
Dmitry Lomov from the F# team has announced the May 2010 version of the F# PowerPack : Today we release a new version of F# PowerPack - an open-source collection of libraries and tools for use with F# programming language provided by F# team at Microsoft. Starting from this release, F# PowerPack...
28 May 2010
F# on Silverlight 4
F# on Silverlight 4 is here! Dmitry has the full details : Earlier this week we have released F# runtime for Silverlight 4 as part of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 (this is a single download that contains everything you need to develop for Silverlight for under VS2010). ...
27 May 2010
"Expert F# 2.0" on its way!!
I'm very pleased to announce that Expert F# 2.0 is now heading to the printing presses! Expert F# 2.0 is freshly revised for F# 2.0 , released in April 2010. We've also incuded new material on units of measure and Windows Presentation Foundation, and revised some of our explanations and examples. We...
27 May 2010
F# 2.0 Released
[ Note, if you want to use the free download of F# 2.0, you should use the August 2010 release of the F# 2.0 free download MSI and ZIP . This release extends the existing availability of free-for-use F# programming tools to .NET 4.0. ] Today sees the launch of Visual Studio 2010, at five launch...
12 Apr 2010
Professor Robin Milner
It is with sadness that I mention the death of Professor Robin Milner, the great British computer scientist, who passed away 11 days ago. In addition to his ground breaking work of LCF (Logic for Computable Functions) and CCS and many other seminal contributions, Robin was the acknowledged father of...
31 Mar 2010
Contract Position in the F# Team: Compiler and Visual Tools Software Engineer for Cross-Platform F#
We are now seeking applications for a contract position with the F# team! Contract length: 6 months – 1 year Hiring Group: Microsoft Research, Cambridge Location: Cambridge UK. Remote working possible. F# is a cross-platform language executing on any CLI implementation, including those found on...
9 Mar 2010
F# London Meetup Group
Carolyn Miller has just started an F# London Users Group on Meetup , with a good number of initial members! The next meetup is currently planned for April 21 . Enjoy! [ed: an earlier version of this post mistakenly said Feb 21 ] F#unctional Londoners is a newly launched meetup group that...
10 Feb 2010
Detailed Release Notes for F# February 2010 Release
Today we have announced the February 2010 release of the F# language . The detailed release notes for this release are below. Language XML Doc Comments. You can now specify <summary>, <remarks>, <parameters> and other attributes explicitly. XML Doc comments are checked for...
10 Feb 2010
Announcing the F# February 2010 Release
[ NOTE: Please uninstall any older version of F# before installing VS 2010 RC. If you don't, you will need to uninstall everything, then reinstall ] [ NOTE: Please uninstall Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 before installing F# ] I’m very pleased to announce the February 2010 release of the F# language...
10 Feb 2010
F# Tutorial and Talk Today at TechDays, Paris (Late Announcement!)
There is an F# tutorial and an F# talk today at TechDays, Paris , presented jointly with Adam Granicz and Robert Pickering. The tutorial is at 13:30-14:30, Feb 9 and will be a light introduction to F# The talk is at 17:30-18:30, Feb 9, and will include a section from Adam Granicz, the founder of...
8 Feb 2010
F# Seminar at University of Washington, Seattle, Thursday, Jan 28
I'll be giving a talk at UW in Seattle on Thursday, Jan 28, this week. Hope to see you there! Don Syme (Microsoft Research, Cambridge) Host: Dan Grossman Parallel and Asynchronous Programming with F# CSE 520 Colloquium Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:30pm, Abstract F# is a succinct and expressive...
25 Jan 2010
F# Seminar Tomorrow, Tuesday, 26/1, at Berkeley
I'll be giving a seminar tomorrow, Tuesday, at Berkeley, visitng Benjamin Hindman and Rastislav Bodik. The talk will be from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - room 320 in Soda Hall (moved from room 511). All welcome! Title: Parallel and Asynchronous Programming with F# Abstract: F# is a succinct and expressive...
25 Jan 2010
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