Benoit Mandelbrot

I just read that earlier today, Benoît Mandelbrot passed away.  Mandelbrot’s most famous discovery, the Mandelbrot fractal, played an important early role in my interest in both programming and mathematics, and I’ve revisited Mandelbrot fractals many times as programming samples for new languages or frameworks I’ve looked at.  I was lucky to have an opportunity…

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Twitter OAuth in F#

I have a few F# demos which use the Twitter APIs as simple examples of accessing online data interactively and working with it in F#.    Recently, Twitter moved to require OAuth for accessing Twitter APIs on behalf of a user.  Below is the F# code I wrote to integrate OAuth, which should work for any…

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F# Scaling from Explorative to .NET Component – F# Talk @ TechEd 2010

Last Thursday I gave an F# talk at TechEd New Orleans titled “F# in Visual Studio 2010”.  The talk aimed to highlight a few ideas: F# enables exciting new developer scenarios in Visual Studio (explorative bottom-up programming in the F# Interactive) F# can leverage many/most of the powerful developer tools in Visual Studio (projects, debugging,…

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F# for Parallel and Asynchronous Programming – PDC 2009

Last November at PDC 2009 in Los Angeles I gave a talk on F# for Parallel and Asynchronous Programming.  Video of the talk is available online at http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/FT20.  Slides and demo content are on Code Gallery at PDC2009 Demo Code- F# for Parallel And Asynchronous Programming. The talk begins by covering basic F# concepts, and…

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