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…
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.
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If feel a bit behind and need to catch up on WPF, this is the book.
Great book on F# containing from Beginner to Advanced. It even has chapters on more arcane features of the language, such as Computation Expressions and Quotations.
Because this book provides source code in Standard ML, it's a fantastic
resource for learning F#. One bit of warning: this book does not teach classic
data structures. While structures such as binomial heaps and red-black trees
are presented, it is assumed that the reader already knows and understands
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