June 2011 Blog Posts

Announcing Four New F# Projects For Creating Web Apps

Lately I’ve been taking a look at how you might write web apps with F# using various existing frameworks. Often these frameworks don’t quite work the way you want them to and have small but annoying nuances when using them from F#. These projects are: PicoMvc – a minimalist MVC like framework. The basic aim of PicoMvc is to make it really easy to map an incoming URL to an F# controller function and then choose a view engine to render the result of this function. (github/nuget) Log4f – an F# wrapper for the popular logging framework...

How would you write a video editing app for the web?

So Silverlight and .NET are dead. The Windows 8 team say so. Sounds familiar, we heard the same thing after PDC 2010? I’m not worried, here’s why. 1) If you haven’t already done so you may wan to stop by and read “The Tragic Death of Practically Everything” for a look at the many things that have been declared dead but really weren’t. 2) Even Google admit you can’t do everything with Html5 and javascript, to quote Google from this nice piece from The Register: Google is obsessed with movingall applications into what it insists on...