F# on Windows Azure

Windows Azure was announced yesterday, and along with it, the first CTP of the SDK and Visual Studio tools.  If you haven’t yet tried it, go take a look.  On top of serving as a hosting service for web applications, Azure also provides a really simple way to do distributed compute and storage in the…

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Standard Deviation and Event-based Programming

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do a really fun presentation on F# at the .NET Meetup in New York.  At the end, I got a great question, which I talked about a little at the presentation, but thought I’d talk about further in a blog post. The following isn’t exactly how…

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F# September 2008 CTP – Known Issues

We released the F# CTP a few weeks ago, and have been receiving tons of great feedback from F# developers since.  Here are some of the common issues which we’ve been asked about.  We’ll continue to add on to this list as any new issues are raised.  Please continue to send any feedback, suggestions or…

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ICFP Programming Contest

This years’ installment of the ICFP Programming Contest is coming up this weekend.  For those who haven’t had the chance to try out this programming contest before, I definitely recommend it.  I’ve done the contest 3 of the last 5 years, and each time has been an amazing experience.  This year, we’ve got a couple of…

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F# at TechEd Orlando 2008

Last week I was down in Orlando for the 2008 US TechEd Developer conference.  It was a great conference.  This year TechEd was split into two seperate conferences, one for the Developer audience (last week) and another for the IT audience (this week).  The result was more of a developer focus for last week’s conference…

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Huffman Coding with F#

I recall my sense of awe when I first wrote a simple compression application using Huffman Coding a few years ago for a school assignment.  Compression is one of those things that just kind of feels like magic – you get to take something, and make it smaller without losing any information!  It’s done so…

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F# Session at TechEd Israel

I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of F# presentations recently, which has been really great.  Over the last few months, I’ve done presentations at the Financial Services Developer Conference in New York, at the Lang.NET conference in Redmond, and at a few internal “brown bag”s for teams in Microsoft. Most recently though, I…

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