Announcing the Try F# Website! www.tryfsharp.org


On behalf of Microsoft Research Connections, I’m very glad to announce the arrival of the “go live” edition of the Try F# website!

TryF# is a new tool from Microsoft Research Connections that enables the learning of the F# programming language in an interactive browser-based environment. TryF# makes F# accessible to users with Windows and Macs when using common browsers, and the team are actively working on Linux support as well.

TryF# also has an online training tool to introduce users to F# and it provides a portal for information about the language and its growing community, linking them through Facebook and Twitter. TryF# was developed by Microsoft Research Connections Engineering and Computer Science teams, in collaboration with Microsoft Research Cambridge, and the Visual Studio F# development team.

Go to www.tryfsharp.org 

We welcome feedback on the experience, content and utility of the site. And please do send a link to this site to academics, developers or industrialists who would like to learn some F# programming from the comfort of their browser. 

On behalf of the TryF# team

Judith Bishop, Director, Computer Science

Dennis Harding, Program Manager

Microsoft Research Connections

Redmond, USA

mrcs@microsoft.com

 

 

Comments (2)

  1. Arseny Kapoulkine says:

    I'd like to let you know that I've submitted the feedback two weeks ago (back when the 'feedback' link had 'mailto:fshrpweb@microsoft.com' target). A response would've been nice. Here's the entire message for reference:

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    Hello,

    I'm seriously impressed by the tryfsharp effort. It's how the language

    tutorials should really be done – side-by-side tutorial, REPL, and

    even canvas!

    However, there is one – major, in my opinion – defect – the editor box

    does not support auto-indentation (that's with IE8). Given that F#

    syntax is indentation-aware, this is even worse than it could be for

    other languages.

    I hope that you fix this (in fact, I think I'm not the first one

    reporting the issue), so that the tryfsharp experience is better for

    something slightly more complex than a bunch of one-liners.

    Thanks,

    Arseny.

  2. Mayuresh Kathe says:

    Microsoft is definitely doing everything right, i believe for the first time in its history.