F# Financial Programming: Discount/Zero Curve Construction in F#

For those interested in financial programming with F#, there’s a very nice blog series on “Discount/Zero Curve Construction in F#” over on lesscode.net. I wanted to learn a little bit about F# by implementing something more interesting than the obligatory fractals or Fibonacci sequences, so I thought I’d see what yield curve construction would look…

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The Wonderful F# Snippets Site!

Have you ever been looking for a snippet of F# code for converting an object/from to JSON? For getting a key from the Windows Registry? For defining Perl-style “?” regular expression matching operators? Or hundreds of other common tasks? The new F# Snippets site by Tomas Petricek now has hundreds of snippets of F# code prepared…

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F# for Energy Trading and Energy Portfolio Optimization

We get lots of informal feedback that F# has been great in different application areas. One of my favourite analyses of “why was F# great for my work” was published by Simon Cousins, originally on stackoverflow. Simon has given us permission to republish what he wrote here. I think what he says is really interesting…

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Come and join the F# Compiler & Tools team!

The F# team are looking for a world class developer to join the team in Redmond! Come and help us shape the future of F#!  We are seeking a talented and highly motivated software engineer with experience in compilers, language tools and data-consumptive programming to help us ship the next version of F#. The ideal…

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Are you interested in F# Compiler & Tools development positions?

From time to time Microsoft in Redmond have positions open for software engineers specializing in compiler & tools development. For those internal to Microsoft, I’d like to mention that a job is currently showing on the jobs site, with this description: The F# team in Redmond is looking for a world-class developer to help us…

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Some Starter Code Modules for F# for in XNA/XBox Game Development

Joh over at F# in Game Development has been preparing to release Asteroid Hunter 3D, an XNA game for XBox 360. I’ve not played it myself, but next stage is a review process. Along the way he’s released some utility code and modules that may be useful for people to learn & get started in this…

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November 2010 F# 2.0 Free Tools Update

[ Note: if installing F# for Mono, you must download and resign with mono.snk. ] We’ve just published a minor update to the F# 2.0 Free Tools release. (The free tools release includes the tools for using F# with Visual Studio 2008 and/or Visual Studio 2010 Shell)) . You can download it from the usual…

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Announcing the F# Compiler + Library Source Code Drop

Right in time for the first F# in Education Workshop in Boston, I’m very glad to announce that the long-awaited source code drop for an F# 2.0 compiler and core library are now available, as part of the F# PowerPack.     This release reinforces the commitment Microsoft are making to F#, including F# in Visual…

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F# Users in Switzerland...

From time to time I get emails asking “could you put me in contact with F# users in ….” Today it’s one of my favourite countries – Switzerland! So, if you’re in Switzerland, from Geneva to St Moritz, and would like to be put in touch with some other F# users, please feel free drop me a note,…

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F# Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight) Templates Now On Visual Studio Gallery

Dan Mohl from the F# community has added some F# Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight) templates on Visual Studio Gallery. Screen shot below. Cheers! don    (Note: A WP7 FSharp.Core.dll has been included as part of these templates. It is also part of the Microsoft F# August 2010 CTP.)  

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