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May 2, 2022

Scott Wlaschin is an expert on F#, author of the popular F# site, and a board member of the F# Software Foundation. Known for his non-academic approach to functional programming, Scott is a popular speaker and has given talks at NDC, F# Exchange, DDD Europe, and other conferences around the world.


Topics of Discussion:

[2:40] Scott talks about how he got into F#, and the nonlinear path his career has taken.

[4:00] Scott walks us through the history of F#.

[6:52] What types of applications should developers be looking at F# for?

[10:55] What was Scott’s inspiration behind writing Domain Modeling Made Functional?

[12:20] Domain-driven design has nothing to do with a particular language. It’s a process.

[17:32] As an industry, whether it be literature or art, there’s so much to be gained by observing and reading prior works of others.

[19:55] How does functional thinking impact architecture?

[20:51] In functional programming, you want everything to be deterministic.

[28:34] What are some of the examples of transcription scripts?

[31:10] In functional programming, the main thing is the function and not the object.


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  • [3:00] “I started learning functional programming because I sort of felt like I really knew everything there was to know about databases and all that stuff. I thought I wanted something different.” — Scott
  • [8:52] “It really depends on how you like to program. If you like to program in a functional style, and you want to be on .NET, then F# is perfect.” — Scott
  • [12:00] “Don’t focus on the technology, focus on what you are actually trying to build.” — Scott
  • [17:32] “As an industry, whether it be literature or art, there’s so much to be gained by observing and reading prior works of others.” — Jeffrey


Scott:  Website | Twitter