July, 2010

Jul 10

In Retrospect: A .NET Rocks! F# Panel

Intense Discussion at the .NET Rocks! F# Panel

From left to right: Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell, Talbott Crowell, Richard Minerich and Richard Hale Shaw. (Photo taken by Ken Pespisa)

Just this past May I appeared on the .NET Rocks! radio show in a panel with Talbott Crowell and Richard Hale Shaw.   The show started with a short intro in which each of us discussed something we though was great about F#.  This was followed by an in-depth Q&A session with Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell.

Overall, the show went extremely well.  Talking with people afterward, it turned out that many who had previously been on the fence were now very excited to give F# a go.  One of the attendees, Ken Pespisa, wrote on his experience and I feel as though it sums up the feelings of many.  Even Bill and Lou from Atalasoft were moved to give F# a harder look.

It was a privilege and a pleasure to be on Carl and Richard’s show.   In only an hour’s time, they were able to showcase the entire breadth of common F# questions in a very concrete and intelligent way.   This well formulated Q&A style made for an exceptionally engaging and educational show.  I hope very much to work with them again at some point in the future.