Don Syme: Succeeding with Functional-First Programming in Industry – Københavns Universitet

Don Syme: Succeeding with Functional-First Programming in Industry

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Functional-first programming is now a standard and trusted technique in a range of software development situations. But what does it mean to succeed with functional-first languages in real industrial situations? What sort of problems are strongly-typed functional languages applicable to, and why do these problems matter? How do your technical needs map through to the features of languages such as F#? In this talk, we’ll take a walkthrough situations and case studies to answer these questions. We’ll also take a look at what’s new in F#, including the latest applications of F# type providers and the booming world of F# open source tools and components.


Don Syme is an F# Community Contributor and a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. He was the designer of generics for C# 2.0 and the asynchronous programming model of F# 2.0, with influence on C# 5.0, Python, C++, Hack and many other languages. F# is an open source, cross-platform functional-first language offering a unique integration of features for efficient, accurate programming. F# 3.0 is open source under the Apache 2.0 license at and the Visual F# Tools are a supported product from Microsoft


17:00 - 17:15: Academic Quarter

17:15 - 17:20: Don Syme introduction by Fritz Henglein, Professor in Programming Languages and Systems at DIKU

17:20 - 18:25: Don Syme Talk: Succeeding with Functional-First Programming in Industry

18:25 - 18:45: Don Syme Q&A

18:45 - :MF#K mingling over a beer at a near place

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