F# Weekly #16, 2013

FS+XSWelcome to F# Weekly,

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:

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Videos

Blogs

That’s all for now.  Have a great week.

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F# Weekly #15, 2013

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Don Syme talks Big Data and F# for Big Data Hackaton

Welcome to F# Weekly,

A roundup of F# content from this past week:

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Pingback to the past:

That’s all for now.  Have a great week.

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F# Weekly #14, 2013

fsharp_girlWelcome to F# Weekly,

A roundup of F# content from this past week:

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Video

Blogs

That’s all for now.  Have a great week.

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F# Weekly #13, 2013

censoredWelcome to F# Weekly,

One more week has passed. This past week was full of interesting blog posts that are waiting for you:

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That’s all for now.  Have a great week.

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“Probably the best coffee in the world.” by Dave Thomas

F# Weekly #12, 2013

FsharpMajor– “What can C# do that F# cannot?”
-“NullReferenceException :-)”
Tomas Petricek.

Welcome to F# Weekly,

Using this weekly, I would like  to introduce Nando de Freitas for everyone who interested in machine learning. He is a machine learning professor at UBC. He has an excellent YouTube channel with lots of interesting lectures. Follow him if you are  interested.

A roundup of F# content from this past week:

News

Videos

Blogs

That’s all for now.  Have a great week.

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“Why F#?” by F# Weekly

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“To be, or not to be”
William Shakespeare

Why people choose F#?  This is actually an interesting question. Everyone, who does not use it yet, should find a reason that will force him to try F# or even start use it in production. New posts like ‘Why F#’ have begun to appear more often. It is a good time to collect all thoughts in one  post and give a way to think about F# one more time.

The latest thoughts about F#:

  1. Does the language you choose make a difference?” by Simon Cousins.
  2. F# end to end” by Colin Bull.
  3. Why bugs don’t like F#” by Simon Cousins.
  4. Why F#?” by Dave Fancher. (Hacker News)
  5. F#: Already Engineered for Testability” by Jack Fox.
  6. Using F# for teching” by F# Software Foundation.
  7. Why use F#?” by FsharpForFunAndProfit.com

Pay attention to the publishing date – things might have changed.

A little bit earlier thoughts:

  1. Why F# is the language for data mining” by Yin Zhu.
  2. Why F#? with Richard Minerich and Phillip Trelford” by Scott Hanselman.
  3. Microsoft’s F#: 10 Reasons Why It’s a Hot Programming Language for Developers” by eWeek.
  4. F# is Greater than C#” by Aaron Erickson.
  5. Why F#?” by Richard Minerich.
  6. The Unheralded Benefits of the F# Programming Language” by Aaron Erickson
  7. F# in the Enterprise” by Visual F# Team.
  8. F# in the Enterprise” by Simon Cousins.
  9. Nine reasons to use F#” by Brian.
  10. Why not F#?” by Fredrik Holmstrom.
  11. Why F#?” by Joel Pobar.
  12. Why F#?” by Mike James.
  13. Why F# *ROCKS!*” by M. David Peterson.
  14. Why F#?” by Carey Cilyok.
  15. Why F#” by 2#4u.

Some discussions:

  1. Why F# Why Not C#?
  2. Why should I use F#?
  3. When & Where do we use F#?
  4. Why is F# so special?
  5. In what areas might the use of F# be more appropriate than C#?
  6. What are the benefits of using C# vs F# or F# vs C#?
  7. Anyone Actually Using F# in Production?
  8. What’s wrong with F#?
  9. What is the case against F#?
  10. Why should a .net developer learn F#?

If you still do not use F#, it is a good time to read stories from the others and think one more time.

P.S. If you know any other interesting posts/discussions about why people like or dislike F#, please, leave a link in comments. Thanks.

F# Weekly #11, 2013

Welcome to F# Weekly,

One more week passed by with an excellent event “Functional Programming Exchange 2013“. All tracks are recorded and available on the conference page. But this is not the only event in F# universe, so see details below:

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Blogs

That’s all for now.  Have a great week.

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F# Weekly #10, 2013

Welcome to F# Weekly,

One more week passed by, but this past week was full of interesting announcements from WebSharper and  Tsunami IDE teams. Read more below:

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That’s all for now.  Have a great week.

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