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This easy-to-use, fast-moving tutorial introduces you to functional programming with Haskell. You'll learn how to use Haskell in a variety of practical ways, from short scripts to large and demanding applications. Real World Haskell takes you through the basics of functional programming at a brisk pace, and then helps you increase your understanding of Haskell in real-world issues like I/O, performance, dealing with data, concurrency, and more ...

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Overview

This easy-to-use, fast-moving tutorial introduces you to functional programming with Haskell. You'll learn how to use Haskell in a variety of practical ways, from short scripts to large and demanding applications. Real World Haskell takes you through the basics of functional programming at a brisk pace, and then helps you increase your understanding of Haskell in real-world issues like I/O, performance, dealing with data, concurrency, and more as you move through each chapter.

With this book, you will:

  • Understand the differences between procedural and functional programming
  • Learn the features of Haskell, and how to use it to develop useful programs
  • Interact with filesystems, databases, and network services
  • Write solid code with automated tests, code coverage, and error handling
  • Harness the power of multicore systems via concurrent and parallel programming

You'll find plenty of hands-on exercises, along with examples of real Haskell programs that you can modify, compile, and run. Whether or not you've used a functional language before, if you want to understand why Haskell is coming into its own as a practical language in so many major organizations, Real World Haskell is the best place to start.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596514983
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/2/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 714
  • Sales rank: 787,716
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan O'Sullivan is an Irish hacker and writer who likes distributed systems, open source software, and programming languages. He was a member of the initial design team for the Jini network service architecture (subsequently open sourced as Apache River). He has made significant contributions to, and written a book about, the popular Mercurial revision control system. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and sons. Whenever he can, he runs off to climb rocks.

John Goerzen is an American hacker and author. He has written a number of real-world Haskell libraries and applications, including the HDBC database interface, the ConfigFile configuration file interface, a podcast downloader, and various other libraries relating to networks, parsing, logging, and POSIX code. John has been a developer for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system project for over 10 years and maintains numerous Haskell libraries and code for Debian. He also served as President of Software in the Public Interest, Inc., the legal parent organization of Debian. John lives in rural Kansas with his wife and son, where he enjoys photography and geocaching.

Don Stewart is an Australian hacker based in Portland, Oregon. Don has been involved in a diverse range of Haskell projects, including practical libraries, such as Data.ByteString and Data.Binary, as well as applying the Haskell philosophy to real-world applications including compilers, linkers, text editors, network servers, and systems software. His recent work has focused on optimizing Haskell for high-performance scenarios, using techniques from term rewriting.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
  • Chapter 2: Types and Functions
  • Chapter 3: Defining Types, Streamlining Functions
  • Chapter 4: Functional Programming
  • Chapter 5: Writing a Library: Working with JSON Data
  • Chapter 6: Using Typeclasses
  • Chapter 7: I/O
  • Chapter 8: Efficient File Processing, Regular Expressions, and Filename Matching
  • Chapter 9: I/O Case Study: A Library for Searching the Filesystem
  • Chapter 10: Code Case Study: Parsing a Binary Data Format
  • Chapter 11: Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Chapter 12: Barcode Recognition
  • Chapter 13: Data Structures
  • Chapter 14: Monads
  • Chapter 15: Programming with Monads
  • Chapter 16: Using Parsec
  • Chapter 17: Interfacing with C: The FFI
  • Chapter 18: Monad Transformers
  • Chapter 19: Error Handling
  • Chapter 20: Systems Programming in Haskell
  • Chapter 21: Using Databases
  • Chapter 22: Extended Example: Web Client Programming
  • Chapter 23: GUI Programming with gtk2hs
  • Chapter 24: Concurrent and Multicore Programming
  • Chapter 25: Profiling and Optimization
  • Chapter 26: Advanced Library Design: Building a Bloom Filter
  • Chapter 27: Sockets and Syslog
  • Chapter 28: Software Transactional Memory
  • Installing GHC and Haskell Libraries
  • Characters, Strings, and Escaping Rules
  • Colophon

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