Tim Ng

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  • Blog Post: Where do you use F#?

    Recently on StackOverflow there was a question asked about “ what areas might the use of F# would be more appropriate then C# ”. Some of the answers are very insightful – take a look and see if you agree or disagree! You’ll notice that my good friend Jared commented on his own experience using F# on...
  • Blog Post: VS2010 + VIM

    As you may know, I am a diehard VIM user. Thankfully, Jared , a big F# fan (Jared and I used to work on VB together), has written a plug-in for VS2010 called VsVim which supports VIM emulation in VS2010. If you are a VIM user, this plug-in is essential! I can’t imagine using VS without this plug-in....
  • Blog Post: F# + WPF + Events

    I recently had to do some travelling for the VS launch event in Las Vegas and QCON event in Beijing. One of the things thats nice about travelling is that it gives you time to do some things you may not otherwise do - in my case, I had a chance to try to (re) learn WPF and see how I can use F# with WPF...
  • Blog Post: QCON 2010 Presentation Sample

    I’ve posted the QCON 2010 F# presentation sample on my code gallery page. The QCON experience was very positive for me, and I had a great time both at QCON and hanging out with the MS MVPs in Beijing. Looking forward to the next time I can visit!
  • Blog Post: QCon 2010 Beijing and Chinese F# Blogs

    I’m currently in Beijing, China attending the QCON conference and giving a presentation on F#. It has been a blast so far! Jeff has been a great host and he is an avid F# enthusiast in China – he has a blog (in Chinese) - http://blog.zhaojie.me . In addition, the F# Shanghai team has been busy translating...
  • Blog Post: F# Channel 9 at Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event

    Channel9 will be doing interviews throughout the Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event at Las Vegas, and at 11:30 AM PDT the Visual Studio Managed Language Team will be on the air! If you want to ask us any questions, send a tweet to @ch9live and watch it here !
  • Blog Post: F# Released!

    Just a few moments ago, Bob Muglia announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2010 at the launch event at Las Vegas. I am extremely proud to say that this event also means that the official release of F# is now released! Our team has worked extremely hard to bring the first release of F# to...
  • Blog Post: F# Quick Guides: Object Oriented Programming

    Hello! As I mentioned in my earlier post, the F# team is tremendously proud of being a part of Visual Studio 2010. We have worked long and hard to get to this point, and we are very excited with the release of the first fully supported F# language. To kick off the release of F#, I wanted to share...
  • Blog Post: SIGCSE 2010 and F#

    This past week I had the chance to attend SIGCSE 2010 and present a session on F#. It was a ton of fun and it was great to talk to many people about F# and how we on the team believe that investing in F#, both professionally and academically, is a fantastic thing. If you would like to get in touch with...
  • Blog Post: Contract Position On the F# Team

    The F# team is looking for a contractor to work out of the Cambridge UK office with Don Syme! It will be a great opportunity if you can make the location work – check out Don’s post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/dsyme/archive/2010/03/10/contract-position-in-the-f-team-compiler-and-visual-tools-software...
  • Blog Post: F#/VS2010 RC Released

    Last Wednesday we released VS2010 RC, and with it, the RC update for F#! The team has been hard at work getting the RC to ship-quality, and we hope that you like what you see. Don’s blog has more info on the RC. You can also check out the F# Dev Center . In addition, we have also released the F# Power...
  • Blog Post: F# Beta 1 Release

    F# beta 1 is now live! See Don and Brian’s blog post for lots more information. In particular, on the F# team, we have worked really hard to bring not one but two releases! We are releasing a fully integrated F# experience into Visual Studio 2010 targeting the .NETFX 4.0, as well as an update to the...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year! And a small change for me

    Happy New Year! 2008 just flew by for me. And looking forward, there's a small change I wanted to let you guys know about. As many of you know, I've been the dev lead for the VB compiler team since Visual Studio 2008. A few months ago, I decided to try something new for a variety of reasons, and I decided...
  • Blog Post: SVC CodeCamp F# Talk

    Over the weekend, I had a chance to go to the SVC codecamp and give a couple talks. Codecamp was fun, and it was great to meet many of you that I had a chance to talk to. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about any of the things I presented on or any of the discussions that we had! One...
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