Error Handling in F# with Option Types — A Practical Example

As I continue to study functional programming with F#, I’ve been learning to handle things (such as thinking about state) in a different way than I would in an object oriented programming language. In keeping with my recent learning F# article series, I’ve decided to discuss another element of the learning process which had caused me some confusion over the past few days - namely error handling in F#. [Read More]
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On Transitioning from C# to F# — Rethinking State

In programming (or life for that matter!) shifting paradigms can be hard, requiring you to adopt a whole new mindset and way of doing things. Since I’ve only ever really worked with object oriented programming languages, starting to learn F# and its functional programming ways has been quite a shift. [Read More]
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Writing an iRacing SDK Implementation in F# (Part One)

In my previous post, I discussed how I’ve decided to learn F# in 2021 for a number of reasons. Around the same time, I also happened to setup my Sim Racing rig so that I could continue to play iRacing with my VR headset (HTC Vive). Its been several years since I’ve last played, but with COVID-related curfews being implemented here in Montreal tomorrow, I’ve been increasingly taking up home-based... [Read More]

Why I'm Learning F# in 2021

For the past while, I’ve had the goal of learning a functional programming language in the back of my mind but never acted on it for various reasons. However, during a recent weekend afternoon of winter COVID-lockdown web browsing, I stumbled across the terrific F# for fun and profit which piqued my interest and convinced me to take the plunge and learn FP in 2021. I believe that learning different... [Read More]

Back to School

Its now been a little over half a decade since I graduated from McGill University with a BA in English Lit and a minor in Psychology. As I did my degree part-time (I had been working as a freelance web dev to pay for school), it took me half a decade before graduating. When I first graduated, I had no intention of returning to school anytime soon, but now the... [Read More]
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