February 2008 Blog Posts

F# Add-in Now Part of SharpDevelop 3.0 Beta 1

Lately I’ve been working on integrating F# into the open source IDE SharpDevelop. I’m pleased to announce that this has been released as part of SharpDevelop 3.0 beta 1. See the screen shots below to get an idea of the look and feel:     All you need to is install F# and install SharpDevelop and it all should just work - a big improvement on the old installation process. The integration is still far from finished, but I’ve been “dogfooding” away and feel I’m making pogress, expect to see more improvements in beta2!

TechEd Barcelona 2007 Video: Functional Programming Explained

Been a while since I posted anything, but I do have a few new ideas forming so keep watching! For now you can see me being interviewed in this Video filmed at TechEd Barcelona 2007 “Functional Programming Explained” (on the second page seems to be no way to do a direct link). I was very nervous before making the video and I think this show’s quite a bit at the beginning but I think I getting into my stride a bit more after a couple of questions. Having David McMahom as the interviewer really helped, he asked intelligent questions and...

F# at Microsoft TechDays Paris

I probably should have posted this a bit earlier but here goes anyway: I will be presenting at Microsoft TechDays Paris, my talk will be co-presented with Don Syme and we'll be talking about parallelism and F#. Don will also be presenting an introduction to F#. Don's talk is at 14:30 and our joint talk is at 17:30. Sign up for TechDays here: http://www.microsoft.com/france/mstechdays/ It's free and it's in central paris at the Palais des Congrès. Hope to see you there!