June 28, 2012 | Pisa, Italy
This one-day workshop was held at the University of Pisa on Thursday, June, 28, 2012. It provided a forum for exploring the use of F# 3.0 for education, research, and in industry.
Workshop topics included:
- F# for computer science, science, and engineering education
- F# in financial computing
- The latest developments in F# 3.0 for information-rich programming, delivered through Microsoft Visual Studio 11 and Try F# 3.0
The workshop concluded with a panel session about F# adoption in academia and industry.
Introduction to F# Tutorial
The workshop was preceded by an optional Introduction to F# Tutorial, run by Antonio Cisternino at the University of Pisa, on June 27, 2012.
F# is a succinct, expressive, and efficient functional and object-oriented language for Microsoft .NET that helps you write simple code to solve complex problems. This type safe programming language offers special expressiveness in parallel programming, scripting, and algorithmic development. F# combines the advantages of typed functional programming with a high-quality, well-supported modern runtime system and the .NET library and tools base.
Modern programming thrives on rich spaces of data, information, and services. The latest version of F# (3.0) massively simplifies information-rich analytical programming. F# 3.0 provides integrated support for F# information rich programming—a new and powerful way to integrate data and services into your programming experience.
This combination has been so successful that F# is now a first-class language in Visual Studio, and can also be used on Mac, Linux, and other platforms.
F# originates from Microsoft Research, Cambridge and the Microsoft Research F# team, led by Don Syme, in partnership with the Microsoft Developer Division. The workshop is organized by Microsoft Research Connections in Europe.