Progressive F# Tutorials - New York City 2012 / Domain-specific languages in F#

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When designing software, developers often need to solve numerous instances of a single problem. Examples include writing business rules engine, detecting patterns in changing prices and many others. Domain specific languages (DSLs) provide a powerful mechanism for solving such problems – by designing a single composable library (or a language), we get a tool that can be used to solve a number of instances of the same problem. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to write two kinds of domain-specific languages in F#. We start by looking at languages that are implemented as F# libraries and then we move on to writing your own parsers for custom spreadsheets.

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Tomas Petricek (tomas.petricek)

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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.

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on 6/14/2017 5:27 AM
Over the last year, I have been working on The Gamma project, which aims to make data-driven visualizations more trustworthy and to enable large number of people to build visualizations backed by data. The Gamma makes it possible to create visualizations [...]
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on 4/12/2017 6:05 AM
As someone who enjoys being at the intersection of the academic world and the world of industry, I'm very happy to see any attempts at bridging this harmful gap. For this reason, it is great to see that more people are interested in reading academic paper[...]
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on 3/7/2017 7:31 AM
If you read a about the history of science, you will no doubt be astonished by some of the amazing theories that people used to believe. I recently finished reading The Invention of Science by David Wootton, which documents many of them (and is well worth[...]
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on 3/2/2017 3:53 AM
As mentioned in an earlier blog post, I've been spending some time at the Alan Turing Institute recently working on The Gamma project. The goal is to make data visualizations on the web more transparent. When you see a visualization online, you should be [...]
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on 1/25/2017 4:31 AM
There were a lot of rumors recently about the death of facts and even the death of statistics. I believe the core of the problem is that working with facts is quite tedious and the results are often not particularly exciting. Social media made it extremel[...]
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