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  • Blog Post: F# on Android - Experience Report

    Faisal Waris has published a very interesting Experience Report on using F# on Android with the Xamarin tools. It is fabulous to again see independent confirmation of the value of F# in the mobile computing space. TL;DR: F# and Xamarin triumphed. I can’t imagine writing such a complex mobile...
  • Blog Post: PhD/Masters-level Internship Positions at Microsoft Research, Cambridge

    Microsoft Research are accepting applications for internships at our research lab in Cambridge, UK, for internships in Summer 2014 . Applicants must currently be pursuing a Masters or PhD in Computer Science. More details on applying can be found here: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/jobs/intern...
  • Blog Post: Slides for "Succeeding with Functional-First Programming in Finance"

    At NDC Oslo, F# in Finance and other recent events I've given versions of the talk "Succeeding with Functional-First Programming in Finance". I've also given adaptions called "Succeeding with Functional-First Programming in Industry". The slides are now available on Slide Share. The talk is based partly...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: How to contribute to the F# support in Xamarin Studio, Emacs and more

    The purpose of this post is to mention where the F# language, compilation and editing support in Xamarin Studio comes from and how you can contribute to this tooling (and the same for Emacs too), and is posted on behlaf of Dave Thomas, a major F# commuity contributor. As many readers will know, F#...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: F# Deep Dives - Chapter 4 - Financial Programming

    Earlier I posted about F# Deep Dives and its Early Access Program for reading chapters of the book as they become available. I'm particularly struck by the contents of Chapter 4 - Numerical computing in the financial domain by Chao-Jen Chen . This looks like a stunning guide to financial programming...
  • Blog Post: F# Deep Dives - Early Access Program

    I'd like to draw your attention to the Early Access Program for F# Deep Dives , which looks like it will be a wonderful book! F# Deep Dives presents a collection of real-world F# techniques, each written by expert practitioners. Each chapter presents a new use case where you'll read how the author...
  • Blog Post: F#/C# jobs in Machine Learning + Data Tools, Microsoft Research, Redmond

    Microsoft Research in Redmond has several RSDE (Research Software Development Engineer) positions available in Machine Learning + Data Tools. They are looking for people with C# and F# skills - both are used. Prior Machine Learning experience is not necessary. Research Software Development Engineer...
  • Blog Post: Tonight at F#unctional Londoners: More Machine Learning Hands-on with F#

    Tonight at the F#unctional Londoners meetup :, 6:30pm, SkillsMatter , London: In this regular meetup we'll take on one or more programming challenges in F#. All levels of experience welcome, from beginner to expert. This month we'll go hands on with a Machine Learning introduction in F# using sample...
  • Blog Post: FunScript - F# to Javascript leveraging TypeScript metadata

    FunScript is “a lightweight F# library that lets you rapidly develop single-page web and mobile applications”. This now has a nice new home page: http://funscript.info/ It is interesting because: It compiles F# to JavaScript (see also WebSharper ) It leverages TypeScript metadata...
  • Blog Post: Senior F# Job in User Interface/Finance in London

    Regular readers of my blog know that from time to time I post messages about jobs related to F# for the benefit of the F# community. I got this message today: A very large F# project at a Bank in London and are looking for a Snr C# / F# developer (up to £150k on base). They are using F# to...
  • Blog Post: Does the language you use make a difference? - Code metrics for "functional-first" v. "object-first" code

    This post is a very interesting study of the differences between “functional-first” (F#) and “object-first” (C#) design for medium-sized software, by comparing software metrics for a number of C# and F# projects. Here are the conclusions, #3 and #4 are the most important I...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Does the language you choose make a difference?

    Follow the controversy here: http://www. simontylercousins.net/journal/2013/2 /22/does-the-language-you-choose-make-a-difference.html … and via @simontcousins on twitter ...the one stat in the summary that I find most compelling is the defect rate. I have now delivered three business critical...
  • Blog Post: Are you working with QuantLib and F#?

    Are you working with QuantLib and F#? Would you like to share your experiences? I'm looking for people who have used this combination. Please contact me either in a comment, or by email ( dsyme@microsoft.com ), or @dsyme on Twitter. Even better, if you'd like to write a guest blog entry detailing...
  • Blog Post: Using a Java Framework with F#: The Stanford Parser for NLP

    We like to say "F# loves R", because we can use R packages from F#, through an R type provider for F# . We like to say "F# loves TypeScript", because we can use TypeScript Interface Definition Files from F#, through a TypeScript type provider for F# . This applies when compiling F# to Javascript through...
  • Blog Post: Tonight at The SF Bay Area F# Meetup: "Functional Data Structures: Practical F# Applications"

    Tonight, 6:30pm, at The SF Bay Area F# Meetup : " Functional Data Structures: Practical F# Applications " with the wonderful Jack Fox . Beyond the bread-and-butter singly linked list are dozens of practical Functional Data Structures available to mask complexity, enable composition, and open possibilities...
  • Blog Post: 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 :)
  • Blog Post: F# London Meetup Thursday Night: Zach Bray "F# to Javascript, the FunScript way"

    Thursday night (31 Jan) at the F#unctional Londoners Meetup we have Zach Bray telling us all about FunScript , aka "F# to Javascript, the FunScript way!" This includes a cool integration of TypeScript metadata into F#-JavaScript programming using an F# type provider for TypeScript. Another way to...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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