Back in April, Microsoft announced that they are open sourcing F# associated tools there by enabling community contributions to the F# language, compiler, library more generally, including F# on Linux, Mac, Android, iOS and other platforms. Today, Microsoft enabled open source contributions to the Visual F# IDE Tools that ship as part of Visual Studio. Microsoft expects to ship these as part of the upcoming Visual Studio “14” release. S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft said that Microsoft will work across the F# language, core library, core tooling and Visual F# IDE tools to evolve the developer experience and provide strong integration with other tools and functionality in the .NET developer ecosystem.
F# is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language which empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code. F# is used in a wide range of application areas and is supported by Microsoft and other industry-leading companies providing professional tools, and by an active open community. You can find out more about F# at fsharp.org.
Through this repository, Microsoft Open Technologies help to manage contributions to the Visual F# Tools. Changes contributed here will packaged into the Visual F# Tools, the F# open edition and the open source F# editing tools. Microsoft takes this repository and package it as part of the Visual F# Tools. The F# community also package it as the “Open Edition” of F# for use on Linux, Mac, Android, iOS and other platforms, via the community packaging repository at GitHub,
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