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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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