Room 1 

11:40 - 12:40 


Talk (60 min)

Functional Programming on .NET - The Best of Both Worlds

Functional programming (FP has been around for years, yet is still considered somehow "hard" or expensive to learn. This talk aims to remove any fears, uncertainty and doubt around it by distilling FP down to a few easy to understand practices that when followed lead to a large improvement of the simplicity of code.

Functional Programming
Programming Languages

We'll look at the evolution of C# and then spend some time looking at F# - a succinct, robust and performant programming language that runs on both the .NET and JavaScript platforms. We'll see the value proposition behind F# and FP in general as well as how to practically address common concerns and challenges faced with adoption of F#.

We'll also address how F# relates closely to a cleaner version of "modern" C#, and why these techniques are worth investing in.

Lastly we'll also discuss some potential future features of C# that exist today in the FP world and how they could affect how you develop applications in the future.

Isaac Abraham

Isaac Abraham is an. NET MVP and a .NET developer since .NET 1.0 with an interest in cloud computing and distributed data problems. He is the author of Get Programming with F# and is the director of Compositional IT. He specializes in consultancy, training and development, helping customers adopt high-quality, functional-first solutions on the .NET platform.