Very good presentation with some nice demos that show the practical use of F#. Much appreciated. I had to stop with my jaw dropped to stare at the numbers showing median home value vs. per capita income. It's absolutely mindboggling to me how disproportionate the home value/income ratio is. 6 to 10 times the annual income? How can anyone afford that? Sorry for going off topic, but I like the practical nature of actually being able to easily query such data to discover for yourself this kind of information. It underscores the importance of being able to integrate data in just this way.
The integration between Tasks and Observables, using async/await, is absolutely fantastic. It really seems natural to combine the two as demonstrated by Bart.
The enlightenments are a great way to deal with platform specific capabilities, and I imagine it's facilitated by the compositionality gained by using LINQ - is that correct?
I'm still working my way through the video and Bart's blog post ... I was definitely into the prime number filter, in the blog post because I was working on one recently - and using Rx for it in fact, and Bart's solution using Rx with await/async was just so much fun to read (and better) I was absorbed into that sample until 2:30am last night.
What everyone who is complaing does not understand is the MS has a responsibility too all kinds of programmers - I am sure color blind programmers will be extremely happy with the changes!
Wrong. Just because I can't differentiate certain colours very well, doesn't mean they are useless. Not happy about it at all. It's not just the colours removed ... most of the icons have changed in appeareance and have no more 3D texture and definition.
Awesome! My internet has been intermittent for 4 days, and was out completely for 2 ... now I finally have access again (hopefully not intermittent) and have to catch up on all these awesome Christmas presents ... thanks Charles and Brian!