Tech Mesh London 2012 / How F# Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Data"

Please RSVP for instructions on how to join the event.

Description

The world of data speaks a different language than the world of programming languages. It uses REST, SQL database schema, XML, JSON while programming languages only understand types and classes. This causes big confusion when we try to access data from programming languages, especially from those with (otherwise very useful) static type systems. How can a programming language learn to understand data? In this talk, I'll show how this is done using type providers in F# 3.0. You'll see how integrating data into the programming language opens the possibilities for creating exciting applications. Talk objectives: Explain the mismatch between data and programming languages and show how this can be solved by an extensibility mechanism like F# type providers. Target audience: Anyone who writes software that works with data including programmers, architects, analysts and data scientists.

Outline

No outline is available

Content is not yet available

Tomas Petricek (tomas.petricek)

63.5k
AuthorDeveloper

Tomas Petricek is a long time F# enthusiast, using F# since the early Microsoft Research versions. He has been a Microsoft C# MVP since 2004, and together with Jon Skeet wrote Real-world Functional Programming which explains basic functional concepts using C# 3.0 (teaching F# alongside) and which shows several appealing real-world uses of F# and functional techniques. He also contributed to the development of F# during two internships at Microsoft Research.

For a complete view of this profile, including education, work experience and developer information, you need to be logged in and have a subscription.

Tweets

Tomas's upcoming trainings

No events

Tomas's past online trainings

Tomas's blog posts

0
comment
on 4/28/2022 2:37 AM
Figure 1. Virtually eliminates your coding load. FLOW-MATIC promotional brochure (1957) No-code is a hot new topic for programming startups. The idea is to develop a system that allows end-users to do the programming they need without the difficult tas[...]
.
0
comment
on 10/8/2021 4:14 AM
I started to learn how to program in high school at the end of the 1990s using a mix of BASIC, Turbo Pascal and HTML with JavaScript. The seed for this blog post comes from my experience with learning how to program in JavaScript, without having much guid[...]
.
0
comment
on 4/19/2021 5:30 AM
While the physicists investigate the nature of the mysterious portal that has recently appeared in North London, several human beings recently came through the portal, which appears to be a gate into an alternative universe. As we understood from the last[...]
.
0
comment
on 10/6/2020 5:43 PM
In most discussions about how to make programming better, someone eventually says something along the lines of "we'll just have to wait until deep learning solves the problem!" I think this is a naively optimistic idea, but it raises one interesting quest[...]
.
0
comment
on 7/16/2020 2:20 PM
For a long time, I've been thinking about how to design a data visualization library that would make it easier to compose charts from simple components. On the one hand, there are charting libraries like Google Charts, which offer a long list of pre-defin[...]
.
IntelliFactory Offices Copyright (c) 2011-2012 IntelliFactory. All rights reserved.
Home | Products | Consulting | Trainings | Blogs | Jobs | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy
Built with WebSharper