So I just downloaded Visual Studio 2010 and in the time that it took to download and install I went and did some research on F#.  I’ve been feeling a little behind lately so when I saw F# I thought, “Great! What happened to D# and E#?  I’m still back over here on C#!”

Turns out that F# is for functional programming - in short passing functions  and results around through pipes.  It’ll remind some of PowerShell.  A lot of the examples out there now are very mathematical based. Not sure if this is marketing to the financial and engineering problems or if the language is solely suited for that kind of problem.  There is also built in parallelism which made me start paying attention again.  The other thing that I like about it a lot is that it’s a script and about as fast as C# and C++.

let’s see what else 2010 has to offer.

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