The F# Driver for MongoDB

In this joint meeting with the San Francisco MongoDB meetup, Max Hirschhorn will give an overview of the (prototype) F# driver for MongoDB. One aspect of F# is that it allows for language-oriented programming, which is the concept of defining new language constructs that are well-suited for solving or expressing a particular problem. This enables us to provide a more natural developer experience over what the existing .NET driver can support. We will demonstrate the various approaches we took to make querying MongoDB from F# more idiomatic to the language.

About Max: Max is a rising senior at Caltech, studying computer science with a focus on networks and databases. He has been working on the MongoDB driver for F# as a summer intern. You can follow him on Twitter as @visemet

We will broadcast this event live on Lync, with @c4fsharp. To participate remotely, go to the following address starting around 6:15:

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  • Sergey Z.

    @Mathias did you end up doing the Lync? Maybe there is a recording? Thanks. Sorry, I missed it.

    September 5, 2013

    • Mathias B.

      Yes, the meetup was recorded. I'll post the link to the recording once that is ready!

      2 · September 5, 2013

    • Mathias B.

      See my other comment above!

      September 8, 2013

  • Mathias B.

    The meetup recording is up on Vimeo, via Community for F#:

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very interesting to see the approach Max has taken with this. I maintain one of the leading Clojure drivers for MongoDB (wrapped around the Java driver) so I was particularly interested to see how a strongly / statically typed language like F# would deal with the often heterogeneous nature of MongoDB documents. Thank you!

    In addition to the recording, will Max post his slide deck somewhere for those of us that are mostly interested in the code examples and justification?

    September 5, 2013

  • Matt H.

    Unfortunately, I'll be out of town for this one. Bummer.

    August 19, 2013

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