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SkillsCast

Reactive Programming in F-sharp

23rd June 2010 in London at Skills Matter

This SkillsCast was filmed at Reactive Programming in F#

Tomas Petricek will talk about his most recent favourite F# programming area - reactive programming.

This includes programming applications driven by events such as user interactions, messages received from other components or completion of asynchronous operations.

Writing reactive applications has been difficult, because the application cannot control what is happening. Fortunately, F# provides some very nice techniques that we can use to deal with these problems.

During this talk, Tomas will cover two techniques. We'll start by looking at F# events and declarative approach for specifying event processing.

Next, we'll look at embedding F# event handling into asynchronous workflows and programming using "state machines". We'll also briefly mention how this relates to more general functional programming "design patterns"

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Tomas Petricek

Tomas is a computer scientist and open-source developer. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Alan Turing Institute working on tools for open data-driven storytelling. He wrote a popular book called "Real-World Functional Programming" and is a lead developer of several F# open-source libraries.