Robert Pickering (robert.pickering)

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Robert is an experienced software engineer, trainer, published technical author and community leader. Because of an interested in functional programming and the .NET platform he has followed the F# project since its earliest releases and his book “Foundations of F#”, Apress 2007, was the first book to be published on the F#. His book has been updated from the Visual Studio 2010 release of F# and is called “Beginning F#”, Apress 2009. He has spoken at many conferences and an organized several community events including the very successful Functional Programming eXchange in London with Skills Matter and runs the Beginning F# training course with Skills Matter. He lives in Paris and works for French technology consultancy Infinite Square.

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on 9/4/2013 5:59 AM
This is post tries to explain some of what I was talking about in my talk at weactuallybuildstuff.com, it’s series of two posts, I’ve tried write it as one post but it got too long and icky, so I’ve split it into two. I believe at the heart of Software D[...]
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on 5/20/2013 7:20 AM
As part of the app I developed for AngelHack I wanted to display some data in a classic grid style. Android offers a GridView as part of the basic SDK, however if you look at all the samples they only show how to use it as a grid of images, essentially th[...]
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on 5/20/2013 12:44 AM
As I’ve already mentioned last weekend I took part in AngelHack and took the opportunity to learn how to develop for an Android device (in this case a Kindle Fire) using C# and Xamarin Studio. The experience was a bit mixed, overall I think the folks at X[...]
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on 5/15/2013 12:30 PM
AngelHack Paris is the first “hack day” I have every attended, so I didn’t really know what to except. Early on Saturday morning I found myself in a slightly run down area just outside the “peripherique” road that marks the boundary of Pairs. The event wa[...]
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on 4/27/2013 2:08 AM
Last Wednesday I got the chance to attend a “Coding Breakfast” hosted by Damien Thouvenin of CLT Services. The concept is simple, turn up a little before 8:30, enjoy some coffee and croissant, then we attempt a Coding Kata for about an hour and finally we[...]
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