Welcome to all those learning Haskell
Whether you're just starting out learning Haskell, or struggling to figure out how to put what you've learned into practice writing real-world programs, or even a functional programming expert trying to delve further into the niche corners of the ecosystem, we all know the pain of frantically Googling heaps of esoteric concepts that we've never heard of, desperately trying to piece together an understanding of Haskell through tiny scraps of information scattered across the internet.
Digging through inscrutable research papers, overly-pedantic StackOverflow questions, and far-flung blog posts, scrambling for that one spark, that one "a-ha" moment where it all clicks into place. Sound familiar?
None of that here. Here, on this blog, is where you'll find no-nonsense explanations of Haskell concepts, written in plain English, connected to the real-world applications you'll use them for. No crazy mathematics, no formalism-laced brainmelters that only a multiple PhD could understand. Haskell, explained for the working developer.
Sound good? Great, let's dive in. Below are some of my best articles to start.
Applying Haskell to real-world problems
- A dead-simple web stack in Haskell
- Which type-safe database library should you use?
- Things software engineers trip up on when learning Haskell
- Exercises for understanding lenses
- Deriving the State monad from first principles
- Deriving the Reader monad from first principles
- Deriving the Writer monad from first principles
- How to do basic error handling and logging in Haskell
High-level design philosophy
- How does Haskell make your life easier?
- Permissive, then restrictive: learning how to design Haskell programs
- Try the advanced stuff
- A list of Haskell articles on good design, good testing
- Why continuation-passing style works, and the Cont monad May 02, 2022
- Getting better type errors by typing literally everything August 09, 2020
- Deriving the Writer monad from first principles July 26, 2020
- Deriving the Reader monad from first principles July 19, 2020
- Deriving the State monad from first principles July 12, 2020
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