WebSharper 2.1 Beta 5 available

Today we are happy to announce WebSharper 2.1 Beta 5, with substantial new features and a major redesign of WebSharper sitelets, among others. Now with all major features in place and available, we are ramping up to ship the final WebSharper 2.x Professional in the coming weeks.

WebSharper proposal for MIX 2011

MIX is probably the most well-known and one of, if not the most challenging conferences to present at. It usually features prominent community and Microsoft technology leaders and evangelists and aims to bring together web professionals from all around the world. [...]

WebSharper Beta 4 released

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.

Talk: Introducing WebSharper Sitelets

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.

Visual Studio book with F# chapter

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.

WebSharper 2.0 Beta Bundle

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.

WebSharper 2.0 Beta2 released

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.

Introducing WebSharper 2.0 at LWSUG

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.

WebSharper 2.0 Beta available

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:

WebSharper talk at Sinergija 2010

WebSharper talk at Sinergija 2010, Community Track.

Announcing the London WebSharper User Group

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.

F# MVP Award - 2010

I am very excited about my recent <a href="">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 ...

Tutorial: Implementing a shopping cart with WebSharper

Last week I had <a href="">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.

CUFP 2010 - Call for Participation

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.

WebSharper available in Visual Studio Gallery

You can now install WebSharper through Visual Studio 2010's Extension Manager with a single click.

Expert F# 2.0 - what's new?

A short list of changes in Expert F# 2.0, and a bit of celebration...