Big Metadata – Programming at Internet-Scale
Don Syme, Kenji Takeda, Keith Battocchi (Microsoft Research)
We live in an information society. Programming languages are not designed for this. As we move into a world of "Devices + Services", it is vital that developers can productively integrate information at internet-scale into their everyday programming environment. Effectively exploring, navigating, understanding, analysing and presenting data – both big and broad – is a key to success for developers. Current experiences for this are cumbersome & labour-intensive. In this new demo we explain the latest research behind F# Type Providers and show how they can bring Internet-Scale Metadata to the fingers of developers. IntelliSense for Internet-Scale Metadata creates a completely new way of rapidly developing applications on Azure, when using Hadoop, and when programming against the web. We explain how this can transform F# into a uniquely powerful and developer-friendly Data Science scripting language for Azure.