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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Introduction to the Reactive Extensions for JavaScript – Creating Observers

Looking back to the previous post, we covered how we create observable sequences, the producers of our data.  We have quite a number of ways of creating these outside of events which we covered earlier.  Now that we have these … Continue reading 

Posted in Event-based Porgramming, JavaScript, JSConf, Reactive Framework | 2 Comments

Introduction to the Reactive Extensions for JavaScript – Creating Observables

In the previous post, we covered a little about the Reactive Framework (Rx) for JavaScript.  Since that time we’ve learned that Jeffrey Van Gogh will be attending the upcoming JSConf 2010 and hoping to bring along some Reactive Extensions for … Continue reading 

Posted in Event-based Porgramming, JavaScript, JSConf, Reactive Framework | 3 Comments

Introduction to the Reactive Extensions to JavaScript

Readers of my blog probably know that I’m a bit into functional programming languages (F#, Erlang, Clojure, Haskell, etc) among other topics, but what you may not know is that I’m a huge JavaScript fan as well.  Since I began … Continue reading 

Posted in Event-based Porgramming, JavaScript, JSConf, Reactive Framework | 12 Comments

[ANN] DC ALT.NET: 2/24 – Getting the Right System with George Dinwiddie

The next DC ALT.NET meeting is taking place on 2/24/2010 from 7-9PM.  Stay tuned to the mailing list for more information as it becomes available.  In this meeting, once again we have George Dinwiddie, to give a talk on talk … Continue reading 

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The F# PowerPack Released on CodePlex

As announced yesterday, the new February 2010 release of F# is out.  For those using Visual Studio 2008 and Mono, you can pick up the download here.  This release is much more of a stabilization release instead of adding a … Continue reading 

Posted in F# | 2 Comments

Upcoming Release of F# 2.0

As you may have noticed with the recent release of the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate, that we are getting closer and closer to the first official release of the F# language.  Shortly, there will be the standard zip/MSI file … Continue reading 

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F# and the Dynamic Lookup Operator ala C#

In the previous post, we covered various scenarios around how we’d make the syntax around using the MongoDB C# Driver a little nicer and less stringy.  And before that we looked at using and abusing these so called dynamic lookup … Continue reading 

Posted in C#, DLR, F# | 1 Comment

Exploring MongoDB with F#

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, I’ve been digging a bit into MongoDB.  When I was involved with the planning of NoSQLEast this past year, I sat down and used it in anger and was quite pleased with the … Continue reading 

Posted in F#, LINQ, NOSQL | 2 Comments

Using and Abusing the F# Dynamic Lookup Operator

Lately, I’ve been playing with such things as MongoDB using F# to rapidly prototype ideas.  With that, I’ve tried to rid myself of magic strings by using the F# dynamic lookup operator.  I’ll cover exactly what I’m doing in the … Continue reading 

Posted in F# | 5 Comments

A Kick in the Monads – Writer Edition

In the past couple of Monads posts, we’ve talked briefly about the State and Reader Monads and their potential uses and misuses.  Before this series completes, I have a few more to cover including the Writer, Continuation and eventually Observable … Continue reading 

Posted in F#, Functional Programming, Haskell | 2 Comments