Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Attended a presentation on Microsoft's new programming laguage, F# (pronounced Eff-Sharp, not Eff-Hash as some of my friends thought).  It's decsribed as like a better form of C# as it's Functional rather than Imperitive and doesn't have anywhere near the amount of 'boiler plate' that you need if you're writing code in C#/Java/C++/C.  As you can write code to add dunctionality to SharePoint in C# I asked if F# could be used for that as well, the almost ksh like way you can pipe things in F# seemed ideal for processing data entities such as list items in SharePoint so I couldn't see why not.  The guy from Microsoft didn't know.