F# Community Update

At the Visual F# team, we’re glad to be contributors to the broader F# language and community through the Visual F# tools, the free F# Tools for Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web, and the open source code drops of the F# compiler and libraries. As part of this, we’re pleased to see that the… Read more

Try F# 3.0 – Get Your Feedback In Now!

The new edition of the Try F# website from Microsoft is rapidly approaching the final stages of engineering! For those who haven’t seen it, the new edition of this website is available at   http://preview.tryfsharp.orgThe site is still in beta but progressing fast! You can see the latest ‘hot bits’ at    http://test.tryfsharp.orgYou should probably check… Read more

F# Community Group of the Week: the San Francisco Bay Area F# Meetup Group

Our F# community group of the week is The San Francisco Bay Area F# Meetup Group. I had the pleasure to meet some of the people in the group last week, at their last meetup held at Microsoft Research in Silicon Valley. Meetups are normally held in San Francisco proper. The two organizers are Matt… Read more

Updated F# Language Specification for F# 3.0 Now Available

Further information on the F# Community can be found at fsharp.org, which also hosts a copy of this specification.  The Visual F# team are glad to announce that we have now updated the F# Language Specification for F# 3.0.The aim of this update is to document the language features introduced in F# 3.0.  This update covers  the… Read more

“B-Movie Madness” Sample Now Available

When we released F# Tools for Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web last month, we made a short F# launch video available: F# 3.0 Information Rich Programming. The video featured a sample C#/F# MVC4 ASP.NET app named “B-Movie Madness,” which we’ve now made available as part of the F# 3.0 Sample Pack on CodePlex.  You… Read more

F# samples and community resources

There are lots of resources available for learning more about F#.  In this blog post, I’ll call out some of the best jumping-off points for learning F# through samples, asking questions, and getting involved in the F# community. Code Samples There are a variety of places to get sample code in F#.  To begin, there’s… Read more

Progressive F# Tutorials 2012, November 1-2, London

SkillsMatter have been running training courses in F# in New York and London and also offer training courses through their well known F# experts such as Tomas Petricek and Phil Trelford. Their next course is the Progressive F# Tutorials 2012 in London, 1-2 November, 2012. Skills Matter is happy to announce the return of the… Read more

Rethinking findstr with F# and Powershell

As a software engineer, I am frequently searching my projects’ source trees for various code snippets, or searching a collection of log files for a particular message, or some other type of text searching activity.  The traditional Windows utility for such things is findstr, but alas, it leaves much to be desired.  Among other things,… Read more