Monday, September 01, 2008

NOTE: I have shamefully stolen the title of this post from the custom T-shirt sported by Amanda Laucher at Tech Ed Developer 2008. The cleverness is all hers.

I’m a bit late to the blog posting party, but the F# Team shipped the F# September 2008 CTP on Friday. Kudos to Don, Luke, Chris, Brian, Jomo and the gang! Note that this isn’t yet another research release1, but an honest-to-goodness preview of F# as a fully-supported .NET language. In addition to the CTP release, the F# Developer Center is now open for business!

The CTP is jam-packed with hotness including…

  • The new F# Project System. Brian has the details here, here, here, here, and here.
  • Sweet scripting support. Check out Jomo’s “Zero to Execute in Ten Seconds” for the nitty-gritty.
  • Units of Measure. That’s right—amidst all of the effort to pull the CTP together, the F# Team managed to include a ground-breaking new feature! Read the first part of Andrew Kennedy’s series on this killer language feature here.2

This is just a taste of what’s in the CTP. Read the detailed (and I do mean detailed) release notes for more info.

1YARR — pirate speak.
2I have a certain amount of affection for the Units of Measure language feature after seeing its power firsthand while we competed in this year’s ICFP Programming Contest.

posted on Monday, September 01, 2008 7:01:51 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Comments [0]

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