The Edge UG, based in London, is the “Uber Usergroup for all developers and IT Pros working on the Microsoft technology stacks.” This statement doesn’t seem too wide of the mark either; when put to a show of hands most attendees responded yes to experience of both C++ and C#, with plenty also playing with WPF and Silverlight!
I presented a 1 hour talk introducing F# with 4 demos (attached to this post):
- Full-screen WPF POS Checkout sample with Barcode scanner integration (in 100 lines)
- Twitter WPF client script (200 lines)
- Matermind board game in WPF (300 lines)
- Lunar Lander XNA game (>400 lines)
Expect a video of the talk should be on the Edge UG site soon.
Some tweet feedback from the event:
ebrucucen:F# session started with @ptrelford at #edgeuk
johanbarnard: Watching really interesting F# presentation by @ptrelford at #EdgeUG.
ptrelford:Talking about F# again in front of a lot of people
ColinMackay: F# is more fun than I expected. Demos use XNA to create games in F#. #edgeug
raybooysen: Lunar lander in XNA and F#! #edgeug
johnno31: @ptrelford when can we have pizza??
My tweet was delivered from the F# Twiiter client script during the talk!
F_ Introduction_EdgeUG.ppsx (660.16 kb)
FSharpDemos.zip (53.40 kb)
P.S. To see more F# related talks please join the new F# London User Group