Saturday, March 17, 2012

1st Windows 8 - Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga - The Best of CES 2012

The Best of CES 2012: Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga

A slick convertible tablet/laptop Ultrabook, 13.3", 0.67" thick, 3.1 pounds,
with the ability to contain 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD storage, Inter Core CPU.
Expected price $1199, release in October 2012.
Lenovo wants to be the first to ship Windows 8 tablet...

Try F# in a Web Browser

Try F#

A nice resource for learning F# language,
a tutorial with copy & run code directly in the web browser...
It does require Silverlight, so it will not work from iPad or Windows 8 Metro :)

F# language has full support from Microsoft,
and it is Open Source with Apache 2.0 license. Already forked in Mono.

F#, as a hybrid functional-object oriented language is very good for work with data,
and is popular in financial and scientific institutions...
F# 3.0 is being released with upcoming Visual Studio 11.

Official Microsoft F# site: (redirect to MSDN)

Presentation @InfoQ (recorded at Strange Loop 2011) The Future of F#: Type Providers
by the Lead Developer for the F# team at Microsoft