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Wednesday, November 19 • 11:45 - 12:40
Tomas Petricek - Taking your craft seriously with F# (slides)

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Many standard F# libraries and tools, including the compiler itself, are developed as open-source and have a large number of contributors. To successfully build such projects, you need to be serious about your craft. This includes comprehensive testing, using automated build tools, continuous integration, as well as creating great documentation and tutorials. In this talk, I'll talk about what I learned as an open-source F# contributor.

Along the way, we'll look a number of risk-free ways of introducing F# into your workflow:

* How to use F# Interactive for explorative programming and writing code that works on the first try
* Using FAKE - an F# build tool - to automate everything in your build process
* Writing readable unit tests with F# and using FsCheck for property-based testing
* Generating great documentation using F# Formatting tools

In summary, this talk is a walkthrough covering some of the software engineering aspects of programming that have been working extremely well for the F# open-source ecosystem. After the talk, you'll have a good idea how to use some of the techniques in your daily job - but you may as well become an F# contributor! 

The talk is for anyone who is serious about their work as software developer - the talk is mainly about open-source and F#, but you'll benefit even if you're building closed-source projects or using other languages.

You should also come if you're interested in introducing F# into your workflow as a .NET developer, because using F# for additional tooling is one of the easiest ways of getting started.

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Tomas Petricek

Tomas is a long-time F# enthusiast, Microsoft MVP and author of a book Real-World Functional Programming (http://manning.com/petricek). He leads functional programming and F# courses in London and New York and contributed to the development of F# as an intern and contractor at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. He is a PhD student at University of Cambridge, working on functional programming languages. During his studies, he also spent 3 months... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 11:45 - 12:40
5. Theta

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