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In this tutorial, we will look how to easily access a wide range of data sources including Databases, XML and JSON files and REST services, how to process the data in a clear succinct style and how to expose the result as a REST service.
Along the way, we’ll use F# 3.0 type providers that integrate external data seamlessly directly into the programming language and we’ll use ASP.NET WebAPI to publish the results.
Please install a version of Visual Studio with F#
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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.
Don Syme is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Mobile Tools and Microsoft Research, Cambridge. He works with researchers, Microsoft and open source communities to make better programming technologies, and, through that, make people more productive and happier.