IronPython + F# + Parallel + Async = A Kittehz Brekfst

more animals As per the image above, cats and threads do no mix. Python and threads may not mix, either. Whilst thread-safety, dead-locks, queues and other nasties are nasty, Microsoft sees the world of n-cores as a software problem to be solved, not ignored. Both at a low-level and a high-level, well constructed and debugged…


F#: Perth .NET User’s Group

Thanks to Mitch Wheat for inviting me to talk, and letting me choose the topic: F#. Also a major thanks to both Joel Pobar (for callvirt, around all things dynamic and functional spin) and SecretGeek (for slides and some helper starter scripts) There was also a callout to Paul Stovell: “F# is Overhyped” as I…


Demos and Links from Edge of the Web, Nov’08 Perth

During the 50 minutes of presentation (including at least 9 ICHC images), I demonstrated the following bits and pieces of open source and or free Microsoft bits. Demo set 1: Web Standards Live Mesh Mobile : take photo to mesh on laptop MacOS X 10.5 client available too [not demo’d] DataModelBrowser to; showing REST/JSON/APP…


Where to Start With F#

Robert Pickering, the author of “Foundations of F#” hosts an informative wiki; an excellent place to start.