Wednesday, 17 December 2008

First fully-supported release of F# announced

Following the announcement in October 2007 that Microsoft were productizing their F# programming language and the subsequent September 2008 CTP release of F#, Microsoft have made a third major announcement: the first fully-supported version of F# will be released as part of Visual Studio 2010!

This is really incredible news because it ossifies Microsoft's position as the world's first major corporation to take a modern statically-typed functional programming language out of research and push it directly into mainstream software development. By 2010, the F# language will be a viable option for over one million professional software developers around the world.

The next minor release of F# will be even sooner, as part of the Visual Studio 2010 beta.

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