I wish MS had embraced YUI rather than JQuery .... but JQuery is veryy cool too!
dot_tom wrote ... "we all owe Don a pint for giving us generics!" ...
True, but dont forget Andrew Kennedy!! We owe him a pint for generics too!
This is sensational!! I'm really looking forward to this! Thanks to the great Eric Meijer ... thanks to Don Syme for doing this series! and thanks to Charles for helping make it happen! We love technical content on channel9! Please keep it coming!
What an awesome idea! ... I'm surprised Eric has time to do this ... but glad he did!!! What a service for the .Net dev community! I have friends (and me too!) who've bought books about functional programming and have not been able to get through them.
This however, is just what is needed!!! FP is obviously a big deal and growing in importance .... mullticore, languages like Scala, FSharp and even CSharp.
There's a ton of other guest lecturers I would like to hear .... Andrew Kennedy, Simon Peyton Jones, Don Syme ... I'd love to hear Joe Duffy talk about using FP to enable Paralell Extensions for .Net!! The mind boggles ...
Thanks MS, thanks Charles and thanks Eric!!
PS: One request ... I havent listened to the recording yet ... however, it would be great if some of the examples were done in FSharp (rather than Haskell) only because quite a few of us are likely to actually use FSharp for work at some point and I doubt
many folks are gonna use Haskell for any real work anytime soon ... just my 02 cents.