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The F# programming language is like a typed Python.  The F# language was carefully crafted to have the ease of a scripted language, without a run-time wait-and-see compromise.  Yet, you also get instant REPL feedback.  Such an expressive and agile blend is somewhat unique.

F# is multi-paradigm.  It’s a functional-first language, but it also supports the object-oriented approach.  It’s a .net citizen, meaning that you can mix and match anything in ILAsm.  F# has pipelines to produce code that runs in browser, iOS, and Android.  F# has GPU support.  F# works on Linux and Windows.  F# code runs on devices everywhere.  F# code even runs natively on iOS (via Xamarin's AOT cross compiler).

The F# OSS community continues to innovate.  For example, F# had async / await in 2007.

We were curious about how F# might have inspired C#, so we got in touch with Mads Torgersen (Mads is the MS C# Program Manager).  Mads replied:

"F# is a great language for us C# designers to be around. There's a lot we can learn about how functional features are used in practice, and how to build them on the .NET platform. At the same time, I think C#'s adoption of more functional features is good for F#: it makes it a smaller leap for a .NET developer to try their hand at F# and get the full functional package."

If you're even a little curious about F#, please feel free to drop by.

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