At BUILD 2014? Join the F# Bay Area Group for Drinks on Thursday

  For those attending BUILD 2014 in San Francisco, the F# Bay Area Group will be hosting drinks at the Thirsty Bear Brewery at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Come along and discsus how F# works as a community, learn how to contribute to F# tools, projects and open engineering, and learn how F# is… Read more

Announcing Visual F# Tools 3.1.1, with support for Desktop and Web express

Today we are excited to announce the availability of the Visual F# Tools 3.1.1, our first update release to Visual F#.  You can download the installer package here. Visual F# Tools 3.1.1 is a small, quick-deploying package that can be used to update current editions of Visual Studio 2013.  The package will update the compiler… Read more

Seattle user group, Feb 13: F# on iOS with Xamarin Studio and Mac

If you are in the Seattle area, come by the Microsoft campus February 13 at 7pm for a talk on creating F# iOS apps using Xamarin Studio on Mac.  Details on the group’s meetup page, here: For more information regarding F# on iOS, see Abstract: Xamarin.iOS lets you create iOS apps using F#… Read more

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