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Microsoft does quite a lot with F#. Microsoft builds and support compilers on .NET Framework and .NET Core, and also support F# running on Xamarin-flavored Mono. There is also the building and supporting of tools within the Visual Studio IDE, which is the primary way developers write code in F#. However, Microsoft is just one part of the larger F# ecosystem which is, to quote Don Syme, fully independent, cross-platform, open source, and multi-vendor. So, what’s up with Microsoft and F#?
In this (unfortunately not-too-technical) talk, you’ll learn about how F# is being invested in and viewed from within Microsoft’s Developer Division, the roadmap for F# tooling within Visual Studio, the importance of recent changes to the F# IDE tooling with respect to becoming a first-class citizen of Visual Studio, and the people who work on it.
State of F# within Microsoft’s Developer Division
Phillip is a PM on the .NET team working on F# tooling, the F# language, F# documentation, Azure Functions tooling, and whatever else his little heart desires. He wishes he had more time to code, but that doesn't stop him from geeking out on all sorts of technical details with people on GitHub. Oh, and he's helping drive the future of .NET and its languages . . . or something like that.