About This Title

Pages: 440
Published: January 2023
ISBN: 9781680509342
In Beta

Skill Level Meter

Effective Haskell

Solving Real-World Problems with Strongly Typed Functional Programming

by Rebecca Skinner

Put the power of Haskell to work in your programs, learning from an engineer who uses Haskell daily to get practical work done efficiently. Leverage powerful features like Monad Transformers and Type Families to build useful applications. Realize the benefits of a pure functional language, like protecting your code from side effects. Manage concurrent processes fearlessly. Apply functional techniques to working with databases and building RESTful services. Don’t get bogged down in theory, but learn to employ advanced programming concepts to solve real-world problems. Don’t just learn the syntax, but dive deeply into Haskell as you build efficient, well-tested programs.

eBook Formats:

  • PDF for desktop/tablets

  • epub for Apple Books, e-readers

  • mobi for Kindle readers

Get all eBook formats here for $29.95 (USD)

Add to Cart we accept visa, mastercard, amex, discover, paypal

This book is in Beta, final version expected Jan 2023

Beta Books: What do I get?


Haskell is a pure functional programming language with a rich ecosystem of tools and libraries. Designed to push the boundaries of programming, it offers unparalleled power for building reliable and maintainable systems. But to unleash that power, you need a guide. Effective Haskell is that guide. Written by an engineer who understands how to apply Haskell to the real world and uses it daily to get practical work done, it is your ticket to Haskell mastery.

Gain deep understanding of how Haskell deals with IO and the outside world by writing a complete Haskell application that does several different kinds of IO. Reinforce your learnings with practice exercises in every chapter.

Write stable and performant code using Haskell’s type system, code that is easier to grow and refactor. Leverage the power of pure functional programming to improve collaboration, make concurrency safe and easy, and make large code bases manageable.

Implement type-safe web services, write generative tests, design strongly typed embedded domain-specific languages, and build applications that exploit parallelism and concurrency without fear of deadlocks and race conditions. Create and deploy cloud-native Haskell applications. Master the performance characteristics of functional applications to make them run faster and use less memory.

Write Haskell programs that solve real-world business problems.

What You Need

  • Intel based Mac, M1 Macs, Linux PC, or Windows with WSL2
  • ghcup (https://www. Haskell.org/ghcup/)
  • An active internet connection will be required for some projects.

Resources

Releases:

  • B8.0 2022/11/07
  • B7.0 2022/09/19
  • B6.0 2022/08/15
  • B5.0 2022/06/13

Contents & Extracts

Note: Contents and extracts of beta books will change as the book is developed.

  • Introduction
    • Why Choose Haskell?
    • Why This Book
    • How to Read This Book
  • Getting Started with Haskell
    • Exploring Haskell Interactively
    • Writing Your First Haskell Program
    • Formatting Haskell Code
    • Creating New Variables
    • Writing Functions
    • Creating Local Variables Using Let Bindings
    • Running Code Conditionally Using Branches
    • Writing Recursive Functions
    • Summarizing
    • Exercises
  • Working With Lists
    • Writing Code Using Lists
    • Destructuring Values With Pattern Matching
    • Understanding How Programs Are Evaluated
    • Summarizing
    • Exercises
  • Getting Started With Types
    • Working With Basic Haskell Types
    • Annotating Values with Type Information
    • Looking Up Type Information
    • Writing Type Annotations for Functions
    • Reading Type Errors
    • Working with Polymorphic Functions
    • Exploring The Type Space of an Application with Undefined
    • Looking at the Type of main
    • Summarizing
    • Exercises
  • Creating New Types
    • Creating Data Types and Records
    • Creating Sum Types
    • Creating Inductively Defined Data Structures
    • Building A Calculator
    • Functions as Data Types
    • Creating Types Aliases
    • Summary
    • Exercises
  • Creating And Structuring Haskell Projects
    • Creating Haskell Projects
    • Depending On Other Files
    • Creating Your Own Modules
    • Writing Documentation and Packaging
    • Exercises
  • Type Classes
  • Understanding IO
    • Talking About IO
    • Performing IO in a Pure, Lazy Language
    • Ordering and Combining IO Actions
    • Independently Sequencing IO Actions
    • Mapping IO Values With fmap
    • Running IO In Real Applications
    • Summarizing
    • Exercises
  • Working with the Local System
    • Building Applications with IO
    • Procedural Shell, Functional Core
    • Creating A Pager
    • Viewing the contents of an ASCII or UTF8 encoded text file
    • Viewing Text One Page at a Time
    • Adding A Status Line with Metadata
    • Showing the Status Bar and Refactoring runHCat
    • Summarizing
    • Exercises
  • Introducing Monads
    • Mapping Functors
    • Applying Applicatives
    • Working With The Monad Typeclass
    • Understanding The Laws of The Land
    • Using The Functor Laws
    • Using The Monads Laws
    • Using The Applicative Laws
  • Mutable Data In The Real World excerpt
    • Using Mutable References In A Pure Language
    • Working With IORefs
    • Building A Basic Metrics System with IORefs
    • Dealing With Lazy IO
    • Summarizing
    • Exercises
  • Serializing Heterogenous Data
    • Heterogenous Data in Haskell
    • A First Pass At A File Archiver
    • Serializing With TypeClasses
    • Building A List Of FilesDatas
    • Summary
    • Exercises
  • Deserializing Heterogenous Data
    • Extracting Heterogenous Values from the Archive
    • Deserialization as Parsing
    • Creating A Parsing Function
    • Building A Monadic Parser
    • Parsing A List Of Values
    • Adding A Monad Instance
    • Adding a MonadFail Instance
    • Summarizing
    • Exercises
  • Monad Transformers
    • Composing Monads
    • Carrying Around an Environment With The Reader Monad
    • Generating Exceptions and Handling Failure
    • Transforming With IO Actions
    • Dealing With Mutable State
  • Handling Data Efficiently
    • Using Mutable Values in Pure Functions with ST
    • Working With Mutable Arrays
    • Fast Mutable Vectors
    • Concurrency and Mutability with STM
    • Summarizing
    • Exercises
  • Type Families
    • Creating Typeclasses With More Than One Parameter
    • Using Functional Dependencies
    • Creating Constraints On TypeClass Parameters
    • Adding Associated Type Families To Typeclasses
    • Writing Type-Level Functions with Closed Type Families
    • Extending Type-Level Programs with Open Type Families
    • Programming With Types
  • Programming with Types
    • Building A Combinator With GADTs

Author

Rebecca Skinner is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in Haskell and functional programming across industries including security, cloud infrastructure, and data science. She currently volunteers as a member of the Haskell.org committee.

eBook Formats:

  • PDF for desktop/tablets

  • epub for Apple Books, e-readers

  • mobi for Kindle readers

Get all eBook formats here for $29.95 (USD)

Add to Cart we accept visa, mastercard, amex, discover, paypal

This book is in Beta, final version expected Jan 2023

Beta Books: What do I get?

Related Titles:

Skill Level Meter

About This Title

Pages: 440
Published: January 2023
ISBN: 9781680509342
Edition: 1
In Beta