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Tooling is often understood as a tricky and tedious area of software development. This talk discusses how F# makes tooling development fun again. In particular, we investigate a few F# features that are great for creating IDE extensions and report an experience on ensuring correctness at a large scale. We also take a quick glance at Open Source F# ecosystem and see how they remove pain points in daily development. The talk is presented using a case study, namely the Visual F# Power Tools extension.
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Developing Open Source tooling with F#: the story of Visual F# Power Tools
Anh-Dung Phan is a PhD student in Computer Science and F# MVP based in Denmark. He is obsessed with program correctness and uses F# daily to enforce it.