Microsoft have just announced that they are going to productize the F# programming language, bundle it with Visual Studio and place it alongside C# and Visual Basic in their arsenal of .NET languages.
This is tremendously good news for the F# community as the language and tools will now be developed even more quickly and Microsoft will be providing professional-grade support for commercial developers of F# solutions.
Interest in the F# programming language has been growing steadily this year and the language already has a solid user base, a growing set of third party libraries and even a job market. The productization of F# will greatly accelerate the adoption of this language and the technical prowess of the language will encourage users from other platforms to embrace .NET.
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