Intro to F# and Functional Programming

Our monthly meeting will be held at the Microsoft Greater PA Office in Malvern, PA on Wednesday, January 21 from 5:30-8:00. Refreshments are provided courtesy of philly.NET.

Introduction to F#

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Stachu Korick

F# is a growing multi-paradigm .NET language.

In this talk, we’ll briefly explore the language itself, followed by learning how to think ‘functionally.’ A basic understanding of C# and .NET is a prerequisite.

This talk will cover how to get a small console application; if time permits, we’ll take a sneak peek at how we can use F# for more than just the console!

A Lap Around Functional Programming

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 7:15 pm
Chris GomezMVP

Functional programming in the .NET world shows up in its purest form in F#, but this style of development is ready for you to use in many environments you probably already use.  C# has many functional features today (you probably already are).

Many of us are ASP.NET developers and using JavaScript more and more.  JavaScript is, first and foremost, a functional language.

Following up on Stachu’s look at F#, Chris will take a lap around the tools you can use today in Visual Studio and a quick survey of other options taking the functional world into modern enterprise development.  With distributed applications becoming the norm, it helps to have these tools in your bag to avoid the issues that we’re facing today.