Microsoft’s F# language is best suited for financial and scientific applications, but a startup wants to broaden its usage to building mainstream Web applications.
Pricing has yet to be determined, but customers will be required to pay for support, Granicz said.
F# is a productive programming language for creating Web applications that eliminates the “painful details of using ASP.NET,” said Granicz.
F# offers numerous productivity advantages over C# or Visual Basic when it comes to ASP.NET development, due to its expressiveness and that it is a statically checked, type-safe functional programming language, Granicz said. “It addresses many of the weaknesses of ASP.NET, such as using strings for IDs and method names to connect markup with code-behind [class files], untyped form values, and overly complex form construction.”