Thursday, March 20, 2008

Microsoft Research pays off

With the similarity between C#/Java over the past years, it is interesting to see Microsoft starting to make some serious moves to forge ahead. Although the syntax isn't anywhere as nice as Haskell. :-)

Then there is F#, which is getting Visual Studio support. A friend of mine also mentioned that VB is getting some serious functional influence as well - we shall see.

Now over in the java world there is still talk and debate regarding closures and type inference. That's pretty poor competition. Fortunately for the Java community, there is Scala.

Two influential people in all this - Eric Meijer and Don Syme from Microsoft Research - will both be speaking at the Brisbane JAOO conference in May.

No comments: