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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Reminder- DC ALT.NET Meeting – 6/24/2008 – Applied Functional Programming with F#

Just a reminder about tonight’s DC ALT.NET meeting.  I hope some from the FringeDC and the NoVA Language Group can make it out tonight as it’s quite on topic. The June meeting for DC ALT.NET has been set up for … Continue reading 

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Announcing FsTest – The Testing DSL for F#

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been working on some language oriented programming concepts in F# to prove how Domain Specific Languages could work.  This coincided with my lofty goals of working towards more Behavior Driven Development (BDD) frameworks … Continue reading 

Posted in C#, F#, Language Oriented Programming, TDD/BDD | 2 Comments

Concurrency in .NET – Learning from Erlang

I’m finally getting back to my concurrency in .NET posts after a brief hiatus after I got sidetracked on various other functional programming issues such as some language oriented programming and functional C#.  In the previous post, I talked about … Continue reading 

Posted in C#, Concurrency, F#, Functional Programming | 4 Comments

Functional C# – Learn from F# and LINQ

In the last installment of Functional C#, I covered a bit about creating delayed evaluation lists based upon unfolding constructs and generating lists from external resources.  Those are some of the higher level high order functions you can do in … Continue reading 

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Functional C# – Unfolding Lists

In a previous post, I talked about how I thought C# has some significant drawbacks from being considered a more functional language.  But, that wasn’t to exclude it as a language altogether, as it has some pretty useful features.  Lately, … Continue reading 

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ICFP Programming Contest

With great excitement, Portland State University and the University of Chicago has announced the 11th annual International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) Programming Contest to be held from July 11th to July 14th, 2008.  If you’re not familiar with the … Continue reading 

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DC ALT.NET Meeting – 6/24/2008 – Applied Functional Programming with F#

The June meeting for DC ALT.NET has been set up for June 24th from 7-9PM.  Check out our site and our mailing list as more information becomes available.  Once again, I’d like to thank the Motley Fool for hosting the … Continue reading 

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Functional C# Revisited – Into the Great Void

Lately, I’ve been doing some functional C# in both user groups and on this blog.  As the C# language has evolved it has definitely taken some functional programming aspects, such as high order functions, extension methods, LINQ and so on.  … Continue reading 

Posted in C#, F#, Functional Programming | 4 Comments

RubyNation – August 1st-2nd

One of the interesting things happening in the Ruby community is the budding of regional Ruby conferences.  The Washington DC area is a pretty strong area for Ruby and Ruby on Rails as we have two Ruby user groups, Northern … Continue reading 

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Language Oriented Programming and Functional Unit Testing in F#

As I’ve covered earlier, I’m very interested in the unit testing and behavior testing story in F# and functional programming.  And as I’ve indicated earlier, I’m pretty fascinated by Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) as well in this regard.  In the … Continue reading 

Posted in C#, F#, Functional Programming, Language Oriented Programming, TDD/BDD | 4 Comments