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Introduction to F# Workshop

Ryan Riley will lead a workshop introducing F#, an ML functional language built on top of the .NET platform.  Bring your laptop because we will be doing exercises during the meet up. (Get more information about setting up a development environment from the comments area. We will also have some thumb drives at the meet up with the IDE/necessary frameworks.)

Ryan writes:

This Dojo introduces F# type providers using those from the F# Data library.

The goal of the Dojo is to find 7 secret words to find a secret phrase! To find each word, you need to solve a simple data access task using type providers - such as read XML document, perform JSON-based REST request or read data from the WorldBank; then perform simple processing to find the right word in the result and find the secret phrase! The Dojo comes with a script file containing 7 tasks - to make this a bit harder, the words are not in the original order, so you need to get most of them to find the secret phrase.

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  • Ryan R.

    The Community for F# (http://c4fsharp.net/) has been collecting dojos and workshops for use a user group meetings. I've heard good things about this one and thought it would be a fun way to introduce the group to F# (and ML langs in general).

    February 17, 2014

    • Ryan R.

      Indeed!

      March 19, 2014

    • Wes G.

      Welcome back :)

      March 19, 2014

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