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bio website gettingsharper.de
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I'm a developer in a small non-software related company writing internal software from simple database-apps to mobile smart-device applications in the .net environment using the full spectrum of it's technologies. I've got a math-degree and am very interested in functional and scientific programming.

If I don't sit in front of some computer you will most likely find my on my roadbike enjoying nature.

On twitter you will find me as @TailCallingDev


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comment Why And is needed when there is AndAlso
BTW: where is your take on this?
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comment Why And is needed when there is AndAlso
LOL ... maybe you should look me up a bit - my main interests are FP and Haskell/Idris ;) ... I am the last to tell people to sprinkle sideeffects everywhere (indeed I would strongly advise to avoid them anywhere) - but that was not the question - the question was why And is left there at all (or at least that's my interpretation)
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comment Why And is needed when there is AndAlso
Why should this be more brittle than the way you descripe it? If the other developer does not understand the nuances of VB.net than maybe the problem lies there. The difference between And and AndAlso should be obvious to VB.net developers
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comment OS choice for functional developing
I indeed tried this on my desktop today - Ubuntu in a VirtualBox VM - gave it 30GB on my SSD and 4GB Ram together with two Cores - runs smoth with the few things I tried (and the VM is really great with seemless windows resizing and all that) - for now this will be the way I try ubuntu for now - maybe I install a dual-boot on my laptop later but with dual-monitor this is great - Thank you, flaged this as answer
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comment OS choice for functional developing
what VM do you suggest?
Sep
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comment OS choice for functional developing
thank you - I only found out about Racket yesterday - had not much time to look into it but the IDE/Lang. looks interesting to me - though I cannot say if it's really viable for "real" app development yet.
Sep
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comment OS choice for functional developing
F# is IMHO the best language in the .net eco-system, only lacking some tool love (no refactorings, almost-nonexisting solution-support (for example no subfolders out of the box)) - you can think of it as some haskell/Ocaml/C# hyprid
Sep
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comment OS choice for functional developing
hmm... interesting - but I think I do the deep-dive and install Ubunto parallel on my toying-laptop (won't endanger my work-machine - yet)
Sep
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comment OS choice for functional developing
thank you - I did not do any large scale haskell project (yet) and up to now Notepadd++(sic!) did the job for me - maybe I should look into VIM/EMACS but this might end up beeing more difficult to learn then the hole other OS thing... yeah I'm spoiled by IDEs (already mentioned this - didn't I?)
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comment OS choice for functional developing
F# is one of my main languages (the other beeing C#) :D
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comment OS choice for functional developing
thank you - Ubuntu looks very promising due to it's (seemingly) easy install on top of windows ... it's a long time I really used linux - I think I will give it a try - IntelliJ is a comercial product right?
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comment how to advance into higher level functional programming
thank you - I of course know LYAH and love it (ok - there should be some exercises in there) - but the site is really helpful - thank you!
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