Azure SIG
Programming with Complex Data Structures in F#
Presented by Richard Broida
10/11/2011 5:45 PM
Cleveland Microsoft Office
In today’s service-oriented, cloud-based computing, data’s not as simple or stable as it used to be. A statically-typed functional programming language like F# has unique advantages for handling data whose source, structure and meaning can change dynamically. In this presentation we’ll look at features of F# in Visual Studio 2010 that enable dynamic discovery and manipulation of complex data. We’ll also explore the new Type Provider feature coming in Visual Studio 11, which allows conversion of external, dynamic data sources to static types with compile-time safety and IDE support for “Intellisense”-style completion. No F# experience is required, but programmers interested in learning the language are invited to join our new F# Programming SIG meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month.
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The Cleveland Azure Special Interest Group (Azure SIG) (formerly the Cleveland .NET SIG) was founded in a partnership between Bennett Adelson and Microsoft 20 years ago. The SIG has become the forum for Azure collaboration and instruction from some of the brightest minds in the region. The organization was founded to provide enterprise customers and community with educational support on the Azure cloud platform. The group meetings consist of architecture and implementation focused, content-rich presentations and interactive discussions with demos. The audience ranges from Azure experts to those decision makers, infrastructure engineers, and developers that are getting their first glimpse of the cloud.