There are quite a few F words that people use when talking about Microsoft, but the most recent buzz is all about F#, because Microsoft has announced F# support integration with Visual Studio. Check out the scoop on Ars Technica: "Microsoft to push functional programming into the mainstream with F#."
Here's a snippet from the article:
Microsoft has announced that support for the F# functional programming language will be fully integrated into Visual Studio. This marks a bold new commitment to facilitating functional programming on the .NET platform and could potentially help legitimize functional programming in enterprise environments. Microsoft's promotion of F# to a fully-supported language in Visual Studio is also indicative of the extreme versatility of the .NET platform and Microsoft's Common Language Runtime.
Do you think this is exciting news, or don't you give an F#?
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