New drafts of chapters from "Expert F#"

I’m very glad to announce the availability of drafts of Chapters 2-7 of Expert F#, of a book on F# which I’m currently in the process of co-authoring (thanks to James Huddleston at Apress for permission to post these).  This is one of two F# books planned for publication by Apress in 2007, the other being Foundations…

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Writing XBox 360 games with F# and XNA Game Studio Express (courtesy of Jack Palevich)

Whoa! F# for games on the XBox 360!?  Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express got launched today, and is available free to anyone with a Windows XP-based machine at http://www.msdn.com/XNA. This is based on Visual C# 2005 Express Edition and the Microsoft.NET Compact Framework. Jack Palevich on the XBox team has written three tutorials on How to Write…

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HDFS – Hardware design using F#

Andy Ray applies F# to hardware design and simulation, called HDFS, based on a port of HDCaml, by Tom Hawkins. Here’s what Andy says about how he came to use F#: Deciding to use F# for HDFS was purely accidental. I found the tool, decided to see what it could offer and got hooked. Firstly, the…

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F# helps show we’re not Neanderthals

Well, sort of 🙂 One of our most recent scientific users of F# is Darren Platt, head of computational genomics at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (they sequence something like 20% of the world’s DNA – here are the stats). Darren is a co-author of the recent stunning paper on Neanderthal DNA (see screen shots below), where they sequenced DNA extracted…

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