New Visual F# Templates for ASP.NET, Web API, MSTest and Nancy Now Available

 The F# community and the Visual F# team have been working together to bring new community-authored templates for Visual F# into the Visual Studio Gallery. One step in this has been to create a central GitHub repository for F# community templates, where you can contribute new templates and improve the existing ones. In this way… Read more

Announcing the F# 3.1 Compiler/Library Code Drop (from the Visual F# Tools Team at Microsoft)

The Microsoft Visual F# team are pleased to announce the availability of our code drop of an F# 3.1 compiler, library and tests. This code drop corresponds to the release of the Visual F# Tools for F# 3.1 as part of Visual Studio 2013. We have also recently released some great new samples showing the… Read more

Putting the F# in Finance with Xenomorph TimeScape: A World of Financial Data at your Fingertips, Strongly Tooled and Strongly Typed

(This is a slightly edited cross-posting of this blog from Xenomorph). We are glad to bring you a sample demonstrator for applying the F# 3.0 Type Providers and the Visual Studio Tools for F# to enterprise financial data sources, both on-premise and cloud-hosted in Azure. At F# in Finance (London Edition), Don Syme of Microsoft Research demonstrated F#… Read more

Microsoft’s "F# in Finance" in London – Initial Report

On Monday Microsoft hosted the first “F# in Finance” at Microsoft’s corporate offices in London, co-organized by Fountainhead Consulting.   The next “F# in Finance” event will be in New York City on 11 December, you can register now!   The London event was the first event of its kind and attendess including leading quantitative finance experts… Read more

F# in Finance in London – Three Days and Counting!

  Three days until F# in Finance in London on Monday, 25th November.  Brought to you by Microsoft and Fountainhead Labs.   F# in Finance (registration) Date: Monday 25th November 2013, 8:00am to 6:15pm. Venue: Microsoft, Cardinal Place 80-100 Victoria St, London, SW1E 5JL. Twitter: @FountainheadLab, #FSharpInFinance If you are interested in functional programming as it applies to finance (and… Read more

Tonight in San Francisco, 6pm: Domain Specific Languages in F# with Tomas Petricek

Tonight at ThoughtWorks in San Francisco, 6pm: When designing software, we often need to solve numerous instances of the same problem. When designing user interfaces, we need to describe the layout and interaction. For financial systems, we need to describe a wide range of financial contracts or, for example, recognize different patterns in price change.  Domain Specific Languages (DSLs)… Read more

Announcing Deedle – Data Frame and Time Series Package for Exploratory Data Programming with F# and C#

 We’re very pleased to announce the availability of the Deedle package for Data Frame and Time Series programming with F# and C#. Deedle is an open library developed by the F# community with the major contributors being BlueMountain Capital.  Here’s an excerpt from the announcement by BlueMountain Capital yesterday:   Yesterday we announced Deedle, our new Open Source library for… Read more

"F# in Finance" – London – Monday, 25 Nov 2013

Microsoft Developer Platform Evangelism (DPE) and Fountainhead Events invite you to F# in Finance in London on 25th November! Register early!  There will be a matching event in New York on 11th December.     F# in Finance   Dates: Monday 25th November 2013, 8:00am to 6:15pm. Venue: Microsoft, Cardinal Place 80-100 Victoria St, London, SW1E 5JL. Twitter:… Read more

Seattle area event: A hands-on introduction to machine learning with F#

Next Monday, November 18, at 6:30pm, Mathias Brandewinder will be on the Microsoft campus leading another of his popular F# machine learning events.  Come on by if you are in the Seattle area! In the meantime, if you are interested in F# for machine learning, check out some great resources at . Full details:… Read more