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F# Financial Programming: Discount/Zero Curve Construction in F#
For those interested in financial programming with F#, there's a very nice blog series on " Discount/Zero Curve Construction in F# " over on lesscode.net . I wanted to learn a little bit about F# by implementing something more interesting than the obligatory fractals or Fibonacci sequences, so I thought...
9 Jun 2011
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
F# for Energy Trading and Energy Portfolio Optimization
We get lots of informal feedback that F# has been great in different application areas. One of my favourite analyses of "why was F# great for my work" was published by Simon Cousins, originally on stackoverflow . Simon has given us permission to republish what he wrote here. I think what he says is...
12 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
Are you interested in F# Compiler & Tools development positions?
From time to time Microsoft in Redmond have positions open for software engineers specializing in compiler & tools development. For those internal to Microsoft, I'd like to mention that a job is currently showing on the jobs site, with this description: The F# team in Redmond is looking for...
18 Nov 2010
Some Starter Code Modules for F# for in XNA/XBox Game Development
Joh over at F# in Game Development has been preparing to release Asteroid Hunter 3D , an XNA game for XBox 360. I've not played it myself, but next stage is a review process. Along the way he's released some utility code and modules that may be useful for people to learn & get started in this...
13 Nov 2010
November 2010 F# 2.0 Free Tools Update
[ Note: if installing F# for Mono, you must download and resign with mono.snk. ] We've just published a minor update to the F# 2.0 Free Tools release. (The free tools release includes the tools for using F# with Visual Studio 2008 and/or Visual Studio 2010 Shell)) . You can download it from the usual...
9 Nov 2010
Announcing the F# Compiler + Library Source Code Drop
Right in time for the first F# in Education Workshop in Boston, I’m very glad to announce that the long-awaited source code drop for an F# 2.0 compiler and core library are now available, as part of the F# PowerPack . This release reinforces the commitment Microsoft are making to F#...
4 Nov 2010
F# Users in Switzerland...
From time to time I get emails asking "could you put me in contact with F# users in ...." Today it's one of my favourite countries - Switzerland ! So, if you're in Switzerland, from Geneva to St Moritz, and would like to be put in touch with some other F# users, please feel free drop me a note, (...
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
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
GPGPU programming with C# and F#
People often ask me about GPGPU (General Purpose GPU) programming with F#. One project you might like to take a look at is Brahma , which lets you compile C# expression trees to the GPU. When combined with the F# Power Pack support for converting F# quotations to LINQ expression trees, this should...
28 Jul 2010
Some F# Project Templates Available Online
One of the things I've been remiss in doing is advertising the existence of some key F# templates for use with Visual Studio. First, if you have Visual Studio 2010, you can access many of these templates simply by going "New Project --> Online Templates --> ..." and looking for F# templates...
28 Jul 2010
Two Contract Positions: F# Interactive in Silverlight
We are now seeking applications for two contract positions within MSR to extend the reach of F# programming! Contract length: 3-6 months Hiring Group: Microsoft Research, Redmond Location: Redmond, US or Cambridge UK. Possibility to work remotely. F# is a cross-platform language executing on any...
23 Jul 2010
MSDN Magazine: F# Fundamentals
There is a nice article by Luke Hoban called F# Fundamentals in the latest edition of the MSDN magazine . F# is a new, functional and object-oriented programming language for the Microsoft .NET Framework, and it’s integrated into this year’s release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. F#...
10 Jul 2010
Next F# London Meetup: July 28
The next meetup of the F#unctional London Meetup Group will be held on July 28 , with Zach Bray talking on Agile Acceptance Testing with F# Using the example of a recent project that successfully added new implied price functionality to a Broker Trading System, this talk will take you through how...
9 Jul 2010
Tabbles: Organize Your Files. Written in F#
Since we've launched F# in Visual Studio 2010, we've often said "use F# for your core logic, and do the GUI with designer tools, generating some C# or Visual Basic". Case after case is arising where people are doing just this - writing AI engines in F# (e.g. Path of Go ), or energy industry computation...
7 Jul 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
Updated the F# mode for Emacs
Laurent Le Brun has updated the F# mode for Emacs . Enjoy! If you haven't tried it yet, here are the main features: Syntax highlighting. Indentation. The mode knows where blocks begin and end, and tries to correctly indent your code. F# Interactive support. You can easily send your code...
26 Jun 2010
F# Jobs in London
Hari Sopal is looking for F# and C# programmers to form part of a team for financial programming with F#. Details below! T he usual disclaimer: regular readers of this blog know that I post F# jobs from time to time, as a service to the F# community :-) I am currently working with a Tier...
24 Jun 2010
F# + OpenGL: a cross-platform sample
Laurent Le Brun has a very nice blog post on cross-platform graphics programming with F# and OpenGL . I love OpenGL but, until now, I used it only in C++ (plus one quick test in OCaml). I wanted to try it with F#. As OpenGL is a portable library, the result should be cross-platform; that's what...
23 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
Emporia - A Personal View on Twitter - Implemented in F#
Last Thursday FUSE Labs UK launched Emporia , a social stream reader for users who want to "view the social web" through a lens of preferences, with a focus on Twitter . Think of it as providing a recommender system on top of the world of the social web. Out of millions of tweets every day, Emporia...
7 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
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