Thursday, 26 April 2007

Ray tracer language comparison (update)

We've updated our ray tracer language comparison with better implementations and new timings on a dual-core 4400+ Athlon64:

http://www.ffconsultancy.com/languages/ray_tracer/

OCaml now covers almost the whole range from most succinct language to almost the fastest (only 9% slower than optimized C++!).

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

On-line Journal

Flying Frog Consultancy just started the F#.NET Journal, an on-line publication composed of articles, example source code and tutorial videos aimed at beginner programmers learning the F# programming language from Microsoft Research:

http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/fsharp_journal/

Given the current explosion in the adoption of functional programming languages, we're considering trying to mimic this success with an OCaml Journal. If you'd be interested in subscribing, please let us know.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Symbolic Manipulation

For those of you who missed it the first time around, our Benefits of OCaml pages have a section on writing interpreters:

http://www.ffconsultancy.com/ocaml/benefits/interpreter.html