An Introduction to F# for the C# Developer

Back in 2010, Visual Studio shipped with a new language on board - F#. Out of curiosity, I started playing with it, and got hooked. F# is a fantastic language - it mixes functional and Object Oriented approaches seamlessly, encourages writing bug-free code (it is virtually impossible to get a null exception...), comes with great features, and is incredibly productive. For the C# developer accustomed to Object Oriented thinking, it can also be a bit daunting at first.

In this talk, I will give a intro to F# for C# developers, illustrating with live code samples why I think it's awesome, and discuss where it fits and how you can best get started with it.

 

Bio


Mathias Brandewinder has been writing software in C# for 7+ years, and loving every minute of it, except maybe for a few release days. He is an F# MVP, enjoys arguing about code and how to make it better, and gets very excited when discussing TDD or F#. His other professional interests are applied math and probability. If you want to know more about him, you can check out his blog at www.clear-lines.com/blog or find him on Twitter as @brandewinder.

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  • Henry

    I'm really glad I went. Mathias is a fast energetic speaker which is a very good thing. The focus of his presentation was right on the mark for me - great choice of topics. Makes me even more motivated to give F# a real shot.

    August 8, 2013

  • Jose B.

    Alas, I'm speaking at HDNUG on the same day and won't be able to make it.

    July 31, 2013

  • Ryan R.

    We will probably grab dinner beforehand downstairs in the food court. Will that work for everyone?

    July 15, 2013

    • Mathias B.

      Good plan indeed. I hear Houston has the best coffee in the US, I am still a bit skeptical, but looking forward to being proven wrong on that one :)

      July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fortunately work has me bound up, but I believe I am missing out on an excellent discussion.

      July 25, 2013

  • Ryan R.

    We could also grab dinner after, though it will be a bit later.

    July 15, 2013

  • Ryan Riley changed the time from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

    July 15, 2013

  • July 15, 2013

  • Ryan R.

    Also, I highly recommend you check out the machine learning dojo the following evening. Two events in two nights is tough, but I think you'll agree the dojo will be worth the effort. http://www.meetup.com/Houston-FSharp-User-Group/events/suggested/

    July 15, 2013

  • Ryan R.

    We will likely host this at the Microsoft Store in the Galleria. I'm finalizing details now.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mostly in the C's, C/C++, C#, but have briefly explored F# for its dimensional characteristics.

    July 10, 2013

  • Lester B.

    START Houston hosts a lot of tech meetups these days. Thursdays are their free day, but I think they can still have a meeting in the evening. http://www.starthouston.com/events/action:month/exact_date:1375333200/

    July 10, 2013

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