Are you ready for the Functional? Matthew Podwysocki has blogged about F#, a functional programming language. He provides, in fact, a nifty introduction. His initial ‘F# 101’ post warns: You must first understand the differences between imperative and functional programming, in order to work with F#.
F# arose from MS Research. It runs on Microsoft’s Common Language Runtime and the .NET Framework. Check out the SearchWinDevelopment.com F# Programming Fast Guide for more background on the language.
Also noteworthy on Podwysocki’s site is a post informing that the second Alt.NET conference opened for registration. The event is set for April in Seattle. Oops, the set is open to a limited number of registrants – a subsequent Podwysocki post informs that registration has closed. Must be a lot of fans of Alt in Seattle.