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Web with F# and Type Provider

As the previous meetup, we have two sessions + one tiny program contest:


Ryan Riley  (F# MVP)

Title: Web Apps and APIs with F# Abstract: Most .NET web applications today

use ASP.NET WebForms or MVC. However, several F# libraries offer new ways to build web APIs and applications help reduce code and offer better abstractions, especially for single-page applications (SPA). We'll start with an existing web application written in C# using both WebForms and MVC and transition first to a F# application that follows the same patterns, then transition again to using several tools that expose the additional power offered by F#.


F# team member Jack Hu (MSFT)

Title: F#, American Dream

Since F# became a first-class programming language in Visual Studio 2010, it has been gaining popularity among the financial and scientific communities. In this talk, we will showcase several F# applications in the context of financial investments. We will highlight F#'s value propositions, through the themes of simplicity, powerfulness and programmer satisfaction. We'll also take a look at current industry adoptions, who uses F# and what they gain from it. The majority of the talk will be slightly technical and look at some of innovative aspects of F# 3.0 that help to simplify programming and achieve great results ' F# 3.0 typeProvider ' F# 3.0 Query ' FsharpChart ' .Net Integration ' Async programming ' Units of measure ' 


F# programming contest

question will be disclosed at end of the meeting and winner will be announced at the next meeting.


Special thanks to Chris Brockett from MSR for reserving a nice place for this meeting!


MSR (Microsoft building 99, room 1919-C)

Parking is available in the parking building directly opposite the main entrance to Building 99.  However, the garage entrance cannot easily be accessed if you approach driving eastbound on 36th St NE.  To park, turn into 150th Ave NE, and enter from the rear of the garage.


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  • Alexey V.

    Web with F# presentation was not quite clear for me. Too little of context, not clear which kind of problems does Frank project solves.

    Type Provider presentation was amazing

    February 22, 2012

  • Boris K.

    Informative talks.

    February 22, 2012

  • Aaron W.

    The web talk was very good but a bit abstract for newbies to F#. Some examples would be nice. The Type Providers one was my favorite, and inspired me to perhaps try some Azure & F# myself.

    February 22, 2012

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