Recording and Slides for F# DSLs talk at F# |> Bristol

Here’s the record­ed live stream of the F# DSLs ses­sion I did at the F# |> Bris­tol user group last night. (apolo­gies for the first few mins where I for­got to share my screen to the Hang­out…) and here’s the slides to go with the talk: Tame cloud com­plex­i­ty with F#-powered DSLs from Yan Cui

My .Net Rocks talk is available

Hi, just a quick to say that my talk with .Net Rocks is now avail­able on their web site. In this talk I shared some insights into how F# is used in our stack to help us build the back­end for our social games, specif­i­cal­ly in the areas of: imple­men­ta­tion of a slots engine which …

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Introduction to AWS SimpleWorkflow Extensions Part 3 – Parallelizing activities

The series so far: Hel­lo World exam­ple Beyond Hel­lo World   With­in a work­flow, not all activ­i­ties have to be per­formed sequen­tial­ly. In fact, to increase through­put and/or reduce the over­all time required to fin­ish a work­flow, you might want to per­form sev­er­al activ­i­ties in par­al­lel pro­vid­ed that they don’t have any inter-depen­­den­­cies and can …

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Introduction to AWS SimpleWorkflow Extensions Part 2 – Beyond Hello World

The series so far: 1.   Hel­lo World exam­ple 3.   Par­al­leliz­ing activ­i­ties   In this post we’re going to go beyond the pre­vi­ous Hel­lo World exam­ple and show you how to use the SWF exten­sions library to mod­el work­flows with mul­ti­ple steps and allow data to flow nat­u­ral­ly from one step to the next. When using …

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Introduction to AWS SimpleWorkflow Extensions Part 1 – Hello World example

Series so far: 2. Beyond Hel­lo World 3. Par­al­leliz­ing activ­i­ties   In my pre­vi­ous post I men­tioned some of the short­com­ings with Ama­zon Sim­ple­Work­flow (SWF) which drove me to cre­ate an exten­sion library on top of the stan­dard .Net SDK to make it eas­i­er to mod­el work­flows and busi­ness process­es using SWF. In this series …

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Making Amazon SimpleWorkflow simpler to work with

Ama­zon Sim­ple­Work­flow (abbre­vi­at­ed to SWF from here on) is a work­flow ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Ama­zon which allows you to mod­el busi­ness process­es as work­flows using a task based pro­gram­ming mod­el. The ser­vice pro­vides reli­able task dis­patch and state man­age­ment so that you can focus on devel­op­ing ‘work­ers’ to per­form the tasks that are required to …

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