F# is a functional programming language that runs on .NET. It has a great community behind it, and now comes included with .NET Core.
In this episode, Phillip Carter (@_cartermp) joins Rich (@runfaster2000) to talk about what is new for the F# language. Phillip talks about where F# fits in the family of .NET languages and how it compares to C#. He also gives us a demo of the tooling in Visual Studio, and talks to us about how to get started
- [00:47] - Why would someone pick F#
- [02:28] - How does F# compare to other families of languages
- [03:40] - Is F# more of an academic language?
- [04:44] - How approachable is F#
- [05:50] - What's new in the Visual Studio tooling for F#?
- [11:00] - What are F# type providers?
- [23:53] - How do you get setup with F# in Visual Studio?
Check out these links below to learn more about the F# language.
- F# Documentation
- F# on Azure
- Ionide, Visual Studio Code Extension for F#
- fsharpConf Videos
- Create a Free Account (Azure): https://aka.ms/azft-net