Monday, 19 April 2010

"by moving to F# we reduced code size by nearly 75 percent"

Grange Insurance of Columbus OH recently published a compelling case study regarding their use of Microsoft's new Visual F# 2010 programming language.

They cite clarity as a major advantage of F#:

"We liked that Visual F# is tailored to highly mathematical problems, helping programmers work more closely to the problem domain and enabling actuaries and other nonprogrammers to review the code as they would a math formula,"

and parallelism:

"We liked the .NET Parallel Extensions available through F# for managing parallelism automatically through the runtime system."

and integrated development environment and interoperability with existing technologies:

"We also liked that Visual F# is an integrated part of the Visual Studio tool set and the .NET Framework. That meant our programmers could use the same IDE and powerful .NET libraries they knew from having developed the earlier version of the solution in Visual C#."

For other F# success stories, read the freely available first article from The F#.NET Journal.

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