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PragPub, October 2012

Table of Contents


  • by Paul Callaghan
    Paul has introduced some of the key concepts of the Haskell language in the past two issues, and now puts them to work in an interesting exercise.
  • by Michael Nygard
    Michael returns with one more tale of a system that went wrong, and a lesson in why.
  • by Jonathan Rasmusson
    Jonathan brings his years of software development to iOS app creation, and finds out that some cherished assumptions no longer hold.
  • by Michael Swaine
    The flamboyant entrepreneur behind a legendary software product find himself a beneficiary of Apple’s Map snafu.


  • by Michael Swaine
    Back in time to language develoment in 1984, forward to the functional language Haskell, unit tests vs. iOS development, and a tale of a Web site that was waiting for Godot.
  • Which Pragmatic Bookshelf books are hot right now.
  • Author sightings, upcoming conferences, and other events of note.
  • by John Shade
    A cockroach festival, zombie cybernetic cockroaches, the internet considered as a cockroach, and Apple’s Map app flap.
  • Coming attractions and where to go from here.