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Fable: Beautiful F# to Javascript compilation with Alfonso Garcia-Caro

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 5:00 PM

Fable: Beautiful F# to Javascript compilation with Alfonso Garcia-Caro


It may seem the world didn’t need yet another compiler to JS, but Fable brings some new features to the table you should take a look at. With a philosophy similar to TypeScript, the compiled code stays very close to idiomatic JS and adheres to new ES6 standards like modules, classes or iterators, making it easier to interact with other libraries or development tools from the huge JS ecosystem and avoiding any performance penalty. Fable builds on the work of the F# compiler and Babel.js to unlock the full potential of combining two worlds. And of course, it lets you take all the advantages of the F# language and compiler we know and love when targeting Node.js or the browser: like static typing, pattern matching, functional standards, terse syntax and great editor support.


Alfonso has split his career into his two passions, Linguistics and Programming, and still looks for the best way to combine both of them. He’s been fortunate enough to live in different countries and speaks fluently English, Japanese and Spanish (plus a bit of French and German). Feeling at home in .NET ecosystem, he started to explore web programming and really felt the need to use F#, his new favourite language, on the browser. After trying different solutions, he’s developed Fable hoping it’ll help make JS a true backend for F#.

Pizza  and Raffled off prizes for the attendees


CoStar Group

    1331 L St NW 
    Washington, DC 20005

    Metro Accessible from McPherson Sq Metro (Blue, Orange, & Silver lines), Farragut North Metro (Red line)

Venue tips

• Building requires an acceptable ID for entry (e.g. driver's license), security has the final say 

• RSVP here on Meetup DC F# with the name matching your ID for quickest/smoothest entry (you will be issued a badge)

• "F# Meetup” Free vehicle-parking entrance is in the rear of the building accessed through the alley east

• Meet in the Auditorium off the lobby entrance.

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    Welcome! This is an F# meetup group that meets in and around the DC area. The goal is to bring likeminded local F# enthusiasts together to learn, play, and explore the F# language and ecosystem. Programmers of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome. Tweet at us at @DCFsharp! As an affiliated user group of fsharp.org, the F# Software Foundation, we strive to build a great communi...

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