Practical Haskell: A Real-World Guide to Functional Programming (Paperback)

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Practical Haskell: A Real-World Guide to Functional Programming (Paperback)


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Get a practical, hands-on introduction to the Haskell language, its libraries and environment, and to the functional programming paradigm that is fast growing in importance in the software industry. This updated edition includes more modern treatment of Haskell's web framework and APIs.

This book contains excellent coverage of the Haskell ecosystem and supporting tools, including Cabal and Stack for managing projects, HUnit and QuickCheck for software testing, WAI and Elm to develop the back end and front end of web applications, Persistent and Esqueleto for database access, and parallel and distributed programming libraries.

You'll see how functional programming is gathering momentum, allowing you to express yourself in a more concise way, reducing boilerplate, and increasing the safety of your code. Haskell is an elegant and noise-free pure functional language with a long history, having a huge number of library contributors and an active community.

This makes Haskell the best tool for both learning and applying functional programming, and Practical Haskell, Third Edition takes advantage of this to show off the language and what it can do. Free source code available on the Apress GitHub page for this book.

What You Will Learn

  • Get started programming with Haskell
  • Examine the different parts of the language
  • Gain an overview of the most important libraries and tools in the Haskell ecosystem
  • Apply functional patterns in real-world scenarios
  • Understand monads and monad transformers
  • Proficiently use laziness and resource management

Who This Book Is For

Experienced programmers who may be new to the Haskell programming language. However, some prior exposure to Haskell is recommended.

Alejandro Serrano Mena has more than a decade of experience as a developer, trainer, and researcher in functional programming, with an emphasis on Haskell and related languages. He holds a Ph.D. from Utrecht University on the topic of error message customization in compilers. He's an active member of the community, maintaining a few open-source projects, writing books about Haskell, and collaborating on podcasts and conferences.
Product Details ISBN: 9781484285800
ISBN-10: 1484285808
Publisher: Apress
Publication Date: September 25th, 2022
Pages: 595
Language: English