Happy new year folks, we just rolled out the WebSharper 2.0 Beta4 release - with an enhanced installer and better support for sitelet-based development with some significant performance improvements. The new installer also became smarter and for new users obtains a 90-day trial license automatically so you no longer have to manually activate.
WebSharper sitelets provide the essential mechanism to encapsulate entire websites as F# values. In this talk, I will present how you can use sitelets to develop dynamic, template-based, markup-less web applications with WebSharper that seamlessly combine client and server-side functionality, and briefly discuss the tooling around this automation.
I am proud to announce the availability of the third F# book that I coauthored, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Six-in-One by Wrox.
It's never been easier to get started with WebSharper 2.0 - now with a single installer that contains six WebSharper project templates for Visual Studio, including integration with ASP.NET, MVC, and Sitelets. Go and grab your installer (renumbered as a bundle, current latest 2.0.21) at the WebSharper Downloads page.
We just released a new WebSharper 2.0 Beta (2.0.63) and a matching WebSharper Manager (2.0.10) - please go to the WebSharper Download Page to grab the new binaries.
Earlier this week I gave a talk at the first London WebSharper User Group meetup about WebSharper 2.0 and some of its new features such as sitelets and the new Visual Studio templates. This was a longer, class-like talk with many technical points discussed - a great source of information for anyone interested in WebSharper.
We are making excellent progress on releasing WebSharper 2.0 in the coming weeks, and have just put out the first beta version of WebSharper 2.0, ready for some public testing and community feedback. Here are the links:
We are thrilled to announce the London WebSharper User Group - a forum for WebSharper professionals and enthusiasts based in London, UK to exchange ideas and experiences, and to serve as a major hub for furthering the interest in functional web programing. We sincerely hope that it will add significant value to our WebSharper user community.
I am very excited about my recent <a href="http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpawardintro">Microsoft MVP 2010 award</a> for my work in F#, and I would like to thank everyone who has recommended me for receiving this award. Foremost, I would like to thank ...
Last week I had <a href="http://www.communityforfsharp.net/september-2010-live-meeting">a Community for F#</a> talk on WebSharper where I presented a small WebSharper application to implement a client-based, persistent shopping cart, and I received numerous emails asking for the source code for that talk. So in this post I am going to show you the full source code and walk you through what I did to implement the shopping cart functionality. The code provided here should work on any existing 1.0.X installation, preferably on the latest 1.0.28 release.
Functional programming languages have been a hot topic of academic research for over 35 years, and have seen an ever larger practical impact in settings ranging from tech startups to financial firms to biomedical research labs. At the same time, a vigorous community of practically-minding functional programmers has come into existence. CUFP is designed to serve this community. The annual CUFP workshop is a place where people can see how others are using functional programming to solve real world problems; where practitioners meet and collaborate; where language designers and users can share ideas about the future of their favorite language; and where one can learn practical techniques and approaches for putting functional programming to work. CUFP 2010 will feature three hour Functional Programming tutorials given by language experts on the first day and Experience and Technical Talks on day two. Attendees may attend either or both days.
You can now install WebSharper through Visual Studio 2010's Extension Manager with a single click.
There is still time to submit your F# talk/presentation/report/demo proposal to <a href="http://www.cs.rit.edu/~mtf/ml2010/">ML 2010</a>, co-located with ICFP in Baltimore, MD, USA!
We are pleased to announce the availability of our standard training courses, now enhanced to follow the latest F# release, in California! The first in our three-part series, F# Programming I, is scheduled to start from July 6 in San Francisco and Los Angeles, with Part II and III following.