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 installing and using the Freebase Type Provider Don…

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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 annotation where other languages…

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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-language interoperability as well as extensions to the F# query and/or type provider mechanisms. Candidates should ideally…

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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 rules. This problem is particularly…


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 their effort to harness the available computing…


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 year. We also…


Expert F# 3.0

Expert F# 3.0 is now out!   The book is a comprehensive guide to F#, with the first chapters taking you through functional, imperative and object programming, and later chapters featuring many applied topics in F# programming. The book has been substantially revised and now features additional material on programming with text programming with numbers…

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MSR Silicon Valley, Tuesday 3pm – Reconsidering Strongly Typed Programming Languages for the Information-Rich World

On Tuesday at 3:00pm I will be talking at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley (directions) on F# 3.0 and the general topic of “Reconsidering Strongly Typed Programming Languages for the Information-Rich World” The talk is a public lecture. If you plan on coming please drop a note to Maria Atienze (v-maatie@microsoft.com ) and she will arrange a badge…


Community for F# Online Meetup – "The F# Foundation" with Tomas Petricek and Phil Trelford – Thursday Nov 8 2012

 (Please note the time change!)   Are you interested in F# as an independent, open source and cross-platform language?   Join F# community contributors Phil Trelford and Tomas Petricek as they discuss a new community-led initiative dedicated to F# as an independent, open source language across multiple platforms.       When: Thursday, Nov 8, 2012…

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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 F# in the development of social games that are…