Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!: A Beginner's Guide

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!: A Beginner's Guide

by Miran Lipovaca
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Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!: A Beginner's Guide by Miran Lipovaca

It's all in the name: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! is a hilarious, illustrated guide to this complex functional language. Packed with the author's original artwork, pop culture references, and most importantly, useful example code, this book teaches functional fundamentals in a way you never thought possible.

You'll start with the kid stuff: basic syntax, recursion, types and type classes. Then once you've got the basics down, the real black belt master-class begins: you'll learn to use applicative functors, monads, zippers, and all the other mythical Haskell constructs you've only read about in storybooks.

As you work your way through the author's imaginative (and occasionally insane) examples, you'll learn to:
–Laugh in the face of side effects as you wield purely functional programming techniques
–Use the magic of Haskell's "laziness" to play with infinite sets of data
–Organize your programs by creating your own types, type classes, and modules
–Use Haskell's elegant input/output system to share the genius of your programs with the outside world

Short of eating the author's brain, you will not find a better way to learn this powerful language than reading Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593272838
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 04/18/2011
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 798,119
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Miran Lipovača is a computer science student in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In addition to his passion for Haskell, he enjoys boxing, playing bass guitar, and, of course, drawing. He has a fascination with dancing skeletons and the number 71, and when he walks through automatic doors he pretends that he’s actually opening them with his mind.

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Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!: A Beginner's Guide 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
adrian2 More than 1 year ago
This book is written in a funny and very smart way. Thanks to the special BN format I can read this on my nook. An online and free content of this book is out there on the book's website. Learning Haskell is not an easy task but with this book everyone can break through the hard shell of this wonderful language. Once inside, the programmer is making one step further towards wonders of human evolution. Studying this book is just the beginning of something much greater than everyone can imagine. I dare you to read and study this book or any other Haskell book out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago