The JavasScript in South Africa conference (JSInSA 2014) is nearly upon us (Saturday 31 May is the big day), and I will be presenting on Full Stack F# – From the Server to the Browser with Strongly-Typed Functional Programming. Here is the blurb from the conference website:
Microsoft's F# has come a long way since it was first developed as a project by Microsoft Research. Since then, it has become a first class citizen of Visual Studio, has Xamarin Studio support has been open sourced (accepting contributions), as well as achieving great popularity (Up to position 13 on the current TIOBE Software Index for May 2014).
Come and learn about the benefits of using a strongly typed functional programming language at all levels of the web stack (All the way down to the browser – with real time messaging provided by Signalr, as well as charts in d3js and highcharts.js).
With this in mind, I thought I would give a little bit of a teaser and introduction to the talk.
Assuming that you are using Visual Studio, to get started you will probably want to get the following Visual Studio extensions:
Once you have these installed, your life creating F# MVC applications is much easier.
Now that I have whet your appetite, in the next post (hopefully to be released on Saturday the 31st), I will go in to more detail on how to go about actually building the solution.