The greatest event of the past week is Xamarin EVOLVE 2013 Conference where official support of F# as a first class language was announced. It is a great step forward for F# mobile development. Download Xamarin Studio and try it right now!
A roundup of F# content from this past week:
- Xamarin supports F# as a first class language.
- Good repository of F# implementation of “Purely functional data structures”.
- Fantomas, the source code formatter for F# with detailed formatting guides, was announced.
- Pacman in F# on iPad & iPhone from Neil Danson using CocoaTouch runs in Xamarin Studio.
- New options of using F# for iOS and Android development were published.
- If you want to sign up as a founding member of http://fsharp.org, email fsharp[at]fsharp[dot]org, or send a pull request to fsfoundation.
- Become an open source hero and add Fantomas code formatting support to the F# binding in Xamarin Studio.
- TahaHachana announced a prototype of an online F# code formatter powered by Fantomas and WebSharper.
- Dave Thomas presented a new F# iOS samples repo.
- Kunjan Dalal published a demo of F# ServiceStack service that running on Heroku. (source code)
- There is a new interesting discussion on benchmarking data structures specific to F#.
- “Visualize World Bank data in R with F# Type Providers” by Mathias Brandewinder.
- “Tsunami Excel with UDFs” by Tsunami IDE.
- “F# Experiences & Perspectives” by Dmitri Nesteruk.
- “Getting Started with F#” by Rachel Reese.
- “F# Pacman on iPhone with Xamarin Studio” by Phillip Trelford.
- “VimSpeak Demo” by Ashley Feniello.
- Mathias Brandewinder wrote “Visualize WorldBank data with R and F# Type Providers“.
- Mike Harris posted “Don’t Mind the Gap“.
- Tomas Petricek blogged “Async in C# and F#: Asynchronous gotchas in C#“.
- Akash Chopra wrote “Shrink, Script, Shape“.
- Sergey Tihon posted “Explore local network with F# Async Workflows“.
- Jerome Laban wrote about “Cancellation with Async F#, C# and the Reactive Extensions“.
- Anh-Dung Phan wrote “Developing a source code formatter for F#“.
- Sergey Tihon blogged “DNS collisions detection with F# Async Workflows“.
- Dave Thomas posted “A Little Bit of iOS Async“.
- Dave Thomas posted “iOS Async Revisited“.
- Toshihiro Nakamura shared “Web API in a F#-way“.
- Don Syme blogged “F# + GPGPU – Financial Services Developer Forum (.NET in the City) – Thursday 16th May 2013“
That’s all for now. Have a great week.
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