Deploying Azure web applications with FAKE


The Azure App Service is a great service that makes hosting web-facing applications extremely easy, with support for many value adds out of the box e.g. scale out, A/B testing and authentication are all included. I've recently been looking at how you can use this service within the context of some F# frameworks and libraries … Continue reading Deploying Azure web applications with FAKE

Working with running totals in F#


This post is an expanded version of February's F# Gazette. A common issue that developers that come from an OO background struggle with is how to effectively create accumulations over sequences of data without resorting to mutable state in an effective and succinct style. Let’s start with a fictional set of results for a sports … Continue reading Working with running totals in F#

Visual Studio Team Services and FAKE


What is VSTS? Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is Microsoft's cloud-based source control / CI build / work item tracking system (with a nice visual task board). It's a platform that is evolving relatively quickly, with lots of new features being added all the time. It also comes with a number of plans including a … Continue reading Visual Studio Team Services and FAKE

F#, .NET and the Open Source situation


If you read my (generally sporadic) blog postings, you'll know that in general I write about either F# and / or Azure, usually from a programmatic point-of-view. How easy is it to reason about a certain thing? How quickly can we make use of some Azure service from F#? And so on. In this post, … Continue reading F#, .NET and the Open Source situation