Functional fun in C#

I was in Amsterdam yesterday and did a talk for the dotNed user group on functional programming in C#. It’s always a great topic to talk about, and as usual everybody was very interested. We spent a bit more time on the Parallel Extensions than I was anticipating — the main reason I even start explaining Parallel Extensions is that I want to point out where their functionality ends — but that was fine. I think I was able to answer a bunch of questions on that, which is always a good thing.

A few of the guys were very happy about DevExpress and didn’t hesitate to say so either 🙂 (And no, this doesn’t mean that everybody else was horribly unhappy about DevExpress, the “others” just didn’t say anything on the topic. :-)) Especially the Windows Forms controls were mentioned as being fantastically stable and feature rich, with brilliant documentation. Always nice to hear that!

Thanks to all the great people in Amsterdam for having me there!

4 Comments on Functional fun in C#

  1. Where can we find the code you showed that evening? It was intriguing. I’d love to stare at it some more… 🙂


  2. Hi Anna,

    It’s on the blog now. Have fun!


  3. Henk Holterman // September 30, 2009 at 9:37 pm // Reply

    Hi Oliver,

    I think you were in Amersfoort, not Amsterdam :-}

    Oh, what the heck.



  4. See, they didn’t even tell me that! 🙂

    Of course I traveled to Amsterdam and also stayed there, so I guess it’s not all that big a mistake really.


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