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As I study the F# language there’s an occasional need to quickly try out certain things by entering expressions or small functions and executing them. In addition to the Visual Studio Interactive F# console there’s also the Tsunami utility which is a great way to play with F#. I find my Surface tablet well suited to this because I can use it in a variety ......

Answer – when it’s a Unicode quote! Recently I saw some helpful code on the web closely related to some experiment I was doing, so I copied the fragment and pasted it into my Visual Studio edit window and hit “rebuild”. The compilation attempt failed but that’s expected in such a situation, perhaps I needed to add a reference or add another “using” ......

I’m beginning to explore the F# language – some years ago I spent quite a bit of time working with a language named “APL” which was a very influential early functional language, wonderful to use partly because it had it’s own symbolic notation like mathematics does, more of this in some future posts though… Anyway I’ve recently discovered (thanks to ......

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I was trained as a computer programmer using the PL/1 language. This was formal training, I had to be assessed at each stage and progress through the ranks of trainee programmer, assistant programmer, junior programmer eventually reaching senior programmer after several years. During my training I was tutored by mentors, looking back those people were ......

I feel rather fortunate to have developed interests in electronics and computing right at the beginning of the microprocessor era. Today’s generation are entering the technology, software and internet fields at a time when they are well established and the chaos, experimentation, excitement and optimism are somewhat less than they were forty years ago. ......

Since I recently had to get Live Writer working with GeeksWithBlogs and wanted to be able to embed neat looking source code snippets, I’m summarizing a few tips that others might find helpful. Live Writer was easy but for one thing – when attempting to connect to my Blog it failed because it could not access the Web API. Well embarrassingly this was ......

The TaskCompletionSource class is the means by which we can create and “manage” a Task ourselves. By “manage” I mean implement the underlying mechanism that embodies the progression of an asynchronous activity including its completion or possible termination due to exceptions. This is particularly useful in situations where we may be able to complete ......

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