Blog articles tagged 'c#'

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on 5/18/2015 10:34 AM
The near-complete obviation of nulls is perhaps the most frequently- (and hilariously-) cited benefit of working in F#, as compared to C#. Nulls certainly still exist in F#, but as a practical matter it really is quite rare that they need to be considered[...]
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on 4/23/2015 8:25 AM
In my previous post on getting into higher order functions I wrote about how I've been using higher order functions instead of foreach loops. All of the functions defined in that article were immutable, and had no side effects aside from returning data. [...]
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on 4/21/2015 11:35 AM
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m part of the technical group looking at updating the ECMA-334 C# standard to reflect the C# 5 Microsoft specification. I recently made a suggestion that I thought would be uncontroversial, but which caused some discussion – an[...]
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on 4/9/2015 2:57 PM
Recently I've developed a love for F# and functional programming principals in general. Something about the way I code in those languages makes the code just seem to work the first time. After a short break from c# I came back to it for a project at wo[...]
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on 4/2/2015 4:03 PM
I came across a topical .Net article by Dave M Bush published towards the tail end of 2014 entitled String and StringBuilder where he correctly asserts that .Net’s built-in string type are reference types and immutable. All good so far. The next assertio[...]
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on 3/22/2015 11:27 PM
I will admit it, I got a bit upset by James McCaffrey’s column in MSDN magazine this month, “Gradient Descent Training Using C#”. While the algorithm explanations are quite good, I was disappointed by the C# sample code, and kept thinking to myself “why o[...]
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on 3/9/2015 12:30 PM
Fun Basic is an extended clone of Microsoft’s Small Basic programming language that runs as an app in the Windows Store. The app provides a range of sample programs from simple turtle graphics through to video games and physics simulations. The samples ha[...]
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on 2/8/2015 11:35 AM
In this post, we are going to test the escaped concact/split functions that we implemented last time. Along the way, it will become apparent why F# is an ideal language for writing .NET unit tests. These are the signatures of the two F# fu[...]
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on 1/30/2015 5:57 AM
The problem Invoking event handlers in C# has always been a bit of a pain, because an event with no subscribers is usually represented as a null reference. This leads to code like this: It’s important to use the handler local variable, as if instead you a[...]
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on 12/22/2014 4:01 PM
This post is part of the F# Advent Calendar in English 2014 project. Check out all the other great posts there! Special thanks to Sergey Tihon for organizing this. A good coding habit is an incredibly powerful tool, it allows us to make good decisions wit[...]
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