This article is part of FSAdvent 2016 calendar. This my second post of 2016. Sadly not much of writing this year. So, I need to cover up by this little longish post. So, grab your favorite coffee / tea before getting started. There is one wonderful coincidence here that both post of 2016 is based on Epic Mahabharata. If anyone interested in poem like things do check out my another post.
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This post is part of F# Advent calender. Thanks Sergey Tihon for arranging this and giving me chance. First I like to clarify that this was not my original choice for FSAdvent calender. I was going to write long post about web, AKKA, api and real time system. My current working area. But this time’s calender entries are reaching new level and dimension. And recent post from Evelina Gabasova is kind of reason behind change.
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Reactive word is not new nowadays. If you want your library to get limelight, use reactive word in the name any way possible and it will definitely get initial attention. Reactive word is appropriate for things that follows reactive manifesto. That is true for now. And there are many variant of libraries on server and client to fulfil this. Let’s start from the start of web. We were having old web were we used to do post event of page.
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Whoever worked with Microsoft Shop knows about nuget. It is package manager for anything and everything related to .Net. And it is getting better and better with versions coming in. But again it is nowhere near maturity needed to work with projects having many small projects. Things get cranky soon. Now, there is better option as per my opinion called Paket. Very easy to get started. And so damn reliable. Couple of more command to learn but I guess it is ok.
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As functional programming is taking pace in current software development. There is always a question what is the difference and why on the earth I should bother about it. Most of the time reason of the question comes because of human nature of resistance towards learning new things. And then there are people who can easily learn new things but even for them unlearning something and re-learning new things is pretty tough.
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F# is wonderful language. And luckily or unluckily I do Web Programming (now a days mostly that). So, it is always a preference to use it, wherever possible. But even in 2014 end it is still pain in a**. I did make templates for Servicestack and I will continue to support that. But when it comes to real projects they go far beyond templates. I recently experimenting on something and obviously I am gonna use templates created by me.
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NOTE- As per today I am neither married nor committed. And for that case never married and never committed. :P Whoever is following my progress must be knowing my love for F#. Neither me nor F# knows exact time and date when that happen. But now it is like if few days I have to pass without writing few lines to(in) F# then it felt like I have left software engineering for good.
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Kunjan Dalal

All idea, opinion are my own and don’t reflect opinion of my current or any former employer.

Functional Developer… Literally!

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