Oct 19, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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The topic of October’s meetup will be Languages. We’ll start by demonstrating some useful features of the main languages in Visual Studio 2010, and maybe a few bits you haven’t seen before. Then we’ll open up the group for a discussion to share our thoughts on the topic:
- With the release of Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft introduced the functional language F# as a top-tier language. Do you think functional languages have a place in mainstream day application development?
- Do you feel it’s important for an application to be built in single language, or is it suitable to mix multiple languages?
- Are there languages on other platforms that you’d like to see more of on .NET? Jealous of Ruby’s meta-programming? Felt you were more productive in COBOL? It’s not proper OO unless it’s Smalltalk?
- What would you like to see in the next version of C#?
Please bring your own thoughts and experiences to share. If there are any examples you think are particularly cool, please bring a laptop and share them with the group.