2:45 PM Sunday
Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 8th and 9th, 2011.session

An excursion in F#


About This Session

With the release of Visual Studio 2010, F# discreetly joined the family of .NET languages fully supported by Microsoft. Like C# or VB, F# is object-oriented and imperative. Unlike them, F# is also a functional language. This makes F# an excellent complement to existing mainstream languages: it interoperates smoothly with them, and handles some problems much better. While not a mainstream .NET language just yet, it has enjoyed a solid adoption in industries such as finance or bioinformatics. Presenting all of F# in one session would be impossible. Instead, our goal will be to give you a general sense for how F# compares to C#. Starting from a tiny C# application (retrieving and analyzing market data from the web), we will convert it step-by-step to F#, illustrating some of the language features that should be particularly interesting for C# developers. We hope that at the end of this excursion, you will understand what F# brings to the table better, and whether it may be a good tool to add to your toolkit!

Time: 2:45 PM Sunday    Room: 4302 

The Speaker(s)

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Mathias Brandewinder

I write code , Clear Lines Consulting

Figuring out things, one model at a time. F# globe-trotter.