A Lap Around Functional Programming

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.

Chris Gomez

Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for 19 years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks and retail stores and building portfolio analytics for commercial lending. Today His hobby for game development started much earlier by making games using ASCII characters in text mode using BASICA. However, in his free time, you’ll find Chris playing the latest games on his Xbox 360 or Windows Phone 7.