Domain-specific languages in F#

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When designing software, developers often need to solve numerous instances of a single problem. Examples include writing business rules engine, detecting patterns in changing prices and many others. Domain specific languages (DSLs) provide a powerful mechanism for solving such problems – by designing a single composable library (or a language), we get a tool that can be used to solve a number of instances of the same problem.

Domain-specific languages in F#

Tomas Petricek

Tomas Petricek is a long time F# enthusiast, using F# since the early Microsoft Research versions. He has been a Microsoft C# MVP since 2004, and together with Jon Skeet wrote Real-world Functional Programming which explains basic functional concepts using C# 3.0 (teaching F# alongside) and which shows several appealing real-world uses of F# and functional techniques. He also contributed to the development of F# during two internships at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.

Phil Trelford

Phil is an active member of the software development community, regularly attending and speaking at user groups and conferences, blogging and contributing to open source projects. He is a co-organizer of the London F# User Group and a founding member of the F# Foundation.