This past Monday I went to see the Boston stop of the DotNetRocks road trip, hosted by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell. The duo put on a good event, bringing in guest Chris Sells for their podcast, as well as a panel of guests to discuss F#.
The portion of the evening I found most interesting was the F# discussion. I didn't expect to get much out of it. I had heard enough of F# to that point to make up my mind that it wasn't for me. I reasoned that if it isn't a language I can completely switch to, I'm better off focusing on VB or C#.
The panel suggested we add F# to our repertoire and understand its strengths, and use it where it's beneficial. I'm going to take that advice. Bottom line is if I can replace 50 lines of confusing C# code with 10 lines of elegant F#, I've done myself a service.
A big thank you to Carl and Richard for their hard work in putting this event together, and for entertaining me with their podcasts during my commutes, jogs, walks, and housework.