Software Quality

March 10, 2011

Jacob VanScoy spoke tonight about F#

Filed under: Presentations — David Allen @ 8:09 pm

Tonight at the Twin Cities Languages User Group,   Jacob VanScoy  gave a wide-ranging talk on F#, a functional programming language.  The language is available on many platforms including the Microsoft .NET framework, Mac, and Linux.

I found it quite stimulating to learn about something other than C# or Javascript for a change.  It has some really cool features:

  • units of measure
  • concise expression of asynchronous and parallel operations
  • pipeline and filtering capabilities
  • curried functions

F# appears to have a following in scientific and financial circules. I am eager to learn more about it, just for the pure fun of it.

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