Tomas Petricek is a long-term F# enthusiast, frequent conference speaker and co-authored “Real-World Functional Programming” with Jon Skeet.
He gained his expertise in F# by contributing to its development while working as a contractor at Microsoft Research.
He is a founder of DualNotion ltd. where he provides training and consulting services.
His book Real World Functional Programming has been around for almost 6 years, but it is still popular with people often saying that it was a book that helped them get into functional programming.
@PhilipCPresley @davefancher @TeaDrivenDev I got my introduction to F# from @tomaspetricek's http://t.co/2qHpygq4S8 Higly recommended.
— Mark Seemann (@ploeh) August 12, 2015
If you are wondering whether this book might be for you, there are two free sample chapters available:
Chapter 4: Exploring F# and .NET libraries by example
Chapter 12: Sequence expressions and alternative workflows
Within the F# community, Tomas has been answering a lot of questions on StackOverflow and has edited a collection of F# case studies in the book F# Deep Dives.
A sample chapter that may be of interest written by Tomas Petricek with Don Syme is:
Chapter 1: Succeeding with functional-first languages in the industry
Tomas has also spoken at 77 events in 12 countries and produces an excellent blog that I highly recommend.
Teaching work in 2015
Tomas Petricek recently spoke at NDC Oslo 2015 and NCRAFTS France 2015.
In London, England Tomas has worked with Skills Matters, speaking at The F# eXchange, Fast Track to F# with Tomas Petricek & Phil Trelford and Literate_programming.With(“F#”)
Tomas has produced a series of web programming videos on Channel 9 with Seth Juarez:
- Making the Case for using F#
- Domain Modeling in F# with Tomas Petricek
- Type Providers in F# with Tomas Petricek
- Deploying an F# Web Application with Suave
Tomas says the most fun thing that he did recently is a 3D programming environment that aims to make functional programming fun and accessible for kids.
8 Year old Sean Trelford used this in his lightning talk at the recent NDC conference.
Please join me in congratulating Tomas on reaching the final 5 contestants for the Teacher of the Year 2015 award.
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
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