Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!: A Guide for Beginners

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!: A Guide for Beginners

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By (author) Miran Lipovaca

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  • Publisher: No Starch Press,US
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 234mm x 25mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Daly City, California
  • ISBN 10: 1593272839
  • ISBN 13: 9781593272838
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 26,313

Product description

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!

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Author information

Miran Lipovaca 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.

Table of contents

IntroductionChapter 1: Starting OutChapter 2: Believe the TypeChapter 3: Syntax in FunctionsChapter 4: Hello Recursion!Chapter 5: Higher-Order FunctionsChapter 6: ModulesChapter 7: Making Our Own Types and Type ClassesChapter 8: Input and OutputChapter 9: More Input and More OutputChapter 10: Functionally Solving ProblemsChapter 11: Applicative FunctorsChapter 12: MonoidsChapter 13: A Fistful of MonadsChapter 14: For a Few Monads MoreChapter 15: ZippersColophonUpdates