Presentation: "An Introduction to F#"

Time: Monday 13:30 - 14:30

Location: C103 Music Hall


F# is a succinct and expressive typed functional programming language for the .NET platform, and Microsoft will be supporting F# as a first class language in Visual Studio 2010. We'll take a look at what you need to know to start having fun with F#, and how to use it productively. We'll also look at some sample applications of F# and functional programming and cover aspects of parallel, reactive and asynchronous programming with F#.

Keywords: .NET, Functional Programming, Visual Studio, Concurrent Programming, Asynchronous Programming

Target Audience: Developers, architects and anyone interested in learning how to apply functional techniques in practice and have fun along the way

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Don Syme, Designer and co-implementer of the F# language

 Don  Syme Don Syme is a Principal Researcher in the MSR Cambridge Programming Principles and Tools group. He joined MSR in 1998, and was the initiator, co-designer and co-implementer of Generics for .NET and C# 2.0. More recently he is the designer and co-implementer of the F# language and co-author of "Expert F#".