PROGRESSIVE F# TUTORIALS 03-11-11
This is the first Progressive F# Tutorials, a 2-day, 2-track conference, covering the latest developments in the fast moving world of F# Programming.
With a programme featuring some of the biggest authorities on F# -- including Don Syme! Also giving expert tutorials will be Dave Thomas, Robert Pickering, Chris Marinos, Tomas Petricek, Phil Trelford, Zach Bray, and many others -- we have made sure the Progressive F# Tutorials will be ultimate place to be. If you want to learn, innovate, and share F# knowledge and skills, join the Progressive F# team and Community Members at the Progressive F# Tutorials.
DON'T MISS NEXT YEAR!
If you enjoyed the Progressive F# Tutorials join us again next year! The Progressive F# Tutorials 2012 will return on Nov 1-2
Thursday 3rd November 2011
9.00 - 9.30 WELCOME, REGISTRATION, COFFEE AND TEA
09:30 – 10:30 KEYNOTE - F# INFORMATION RICH PROGRAMMING
In this talk, F# creator Don Syme takes a look at the new features for F#, including F# Type Providers and F# Queries, with applications to leverage technologies such as data markets, web services, streaming data and traditional SQL databases. View the podcast here...
11:00 – 12:30 PROGRAMMING WITH THE STARS FEATURING SURPRISE CELEBRITIES FROM C# AND F# COMMUNITIES
Mark Needham & Mark Seemann:
In this session our panel of programming stars will be given a set of problems to solve, and they will describe the steps that they go through to get to a functional solution, in both C# and F#. View the podcast here...
13:30 – 17:00 THE F# KOANS: AN INTERACTIVE WAY TO LEARN F# THROUGH TESTING
The F# koans will lead you on the path to F# enlightenment. Come with your laptop, an open mind, and willingness to learn. Leave with a better understanding of F#, functional programming, and test driven development. No matter if you are new to F# or a master, this tutorial will help you sharpen your skills. View the podcast here...
13:30 – 17:00 DATA ACCESS IN F#, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Tomas Petricek & Phil Trelford:
Tomas Petricek & Phil Trelford: Most of the real-world applications are written to work with data, yet accessing data in .NET is often quite
painful. PLEASE BEING YOUR LAPTOP with F# installed. View the podcast here...
Friday 4th November 2011
09:30 – 12:30 BUILDING APPLICATIONS WITH F#
In this tutorial, we will look at building how to build applications with
F#, the new functional programming language on the .NET platform.
View the podcast here...
13:30 - 16:30 TDD AND BDD IN F#
Phil Trelford & Zach Bray:
In this practical session we’ll start by implementing fluent unit tests in F# using FsUnit and NUnit. We’ll then break into teams and develop scenarios in English language to solve a real world scenario and then automate them with the TickSpec library. View the podcast here...
Tomas Petricek & Simon Cousins:
Tomas Petricek & Simon Cousins: Asynchronous programming is the key to
writing scalable server-side applications, but it also enables programming
models that let you better structure your applications. View the podcast here...
03:30 – 16:30 F# IN THE CLOUD: THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
George Stavroulakis & Gian Ntzik:
This talk will focus on how F# 2.0 can be used in Microsoft's Azure platform, in order to develop highly-scalable distributed applications and provide a hands-on experience in using F# in Azure.
Your laptop should have Visual Studio 2010 and Azure Tools (preferably v1.5). View the podcast here...
16:45 - 17:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
The experts of the Progressive F# Tutorials take questions from the audience and engage them in lively debate View the podcast here...
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