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  • Blog Post: Latest Developments in General Purpose GPU Programming with F#

    Starting with our experiments with integrating General Purpose GPU programming into F# at Microsoft Research, I've been watching the evolution of F# as a GPGPU programming platform. Over time, GPGPU programming with F# has become both more professionalized , and much more broad spectrum (including CUDA...
  • 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# in Finance - London - 25 Nov 2013

    Over on the Visual F# Tools team blog: Microsoft Developer Platform Evangelism (DPE) and Fountainhead Events invite you to F# in Finance in London on 25th November! Register early! There will be a matching event in New York on 11th December. Read more here .
  • 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: FSCL - Compiling F# to OpenCL for High-Performance over Multi-core and Many-core devices

    My friend Antonio Cisternino recently pointed me to FSCL - a compiler from F# to OpenCL. Here is the abstract from the documentation for the compiler: https://t.co/vHQPzsxE0O . The project currently seems to live here: https://github.com/GabrieleCocco/ Nowadays, OpenCL is one of the most popular...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: QuickLinq Helpers

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Late reminder: New York City F# Meetup Tonight - F# in the Cloud with George Stavroulakis of the {m}brace team

    A late reminder of the F# meetup in New York tonight - Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:30 PM {m}brace - F# in the Cloud with George Stavroulakis of the {m}brace team With the advent of cloud platforms and private data centers, developers face once more the challenges of distributed computing in...
  • Blog Post: Math.NET Numerics v2.3.0 released, with improved F# support

    An important library in the C# and F# open source communities is the Math.NET Numerics library . I blogged the first part in a (slow) series on using the library from F# back in June and there is another tutorial as part of the Numerical Libraries for F# and the .NET Framework overview from early last...
  • Blog Post: F# Job in Facebook Social Gaming, London

    Regular readers of my blog will know that from time to time I post details of F# jobs. Here is one for today. Please contact ajeraj@astoncarter.co.uk for more details. We’re looking for talented, self-motivated developers with a strong interest in functional programming with F# and applying...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: CFP: First Workshop on Programming the Semantic Web - PSW

    See http://www.inf.puc-rio.br/~psw12/ The Web of Data is growing at an enormous pace. However, the development of dedicated software applications, capable to deal efficiently in information-rich spaces, of which the Semantic Web is one dimension, is not yet mainstream. Reasons for that include one...
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