December 2010 Blog Posts

Functional Programming eXchange 2011: Programming the Web and Programming at High Speed

So, the good folks at Skills Matter and I have been working hard to bring you the next edition of “Functional Programming eXchange” the program is just about in place now. The current program can be found here and we expect to be adding more names and some more details over the next weeks or so. Book now, or before December 31st and you can still get to see it all for the bargain price of £75. I’m very excited about this year’s program and I’m very much looking forward to meeting all of the speakers. When I started...

Solving Sudoku Puzzles using F# and Microsoft Solver Foundation

I’ve been doing a bit of work with Solver Foundation lately and as I got to know the package it suddenly occurred to me Solver Foundation could be easily used to solve Sudoku puzzles. While I knew that solving Sudoku in F# wasn’t particularly an original idea, Jon Harrop has a custom Sudoku solver in F# that dates back to 2007, but I thought using Solver Foundation might be an interesting approach. I was on the train at the time so I fired up VS and pretty quickly had a working solution. A little googling later revealed that I wasn’t...