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I’m pleased to announce that the Japanese translation of Real World Haskell was published in October 2009. 関数型言語Haskellの実用的な書籍を作るプロジェクトから生まれた、「使える」Haskellプログラミングに重点を置いた実用書。Haskellを使って実際に何ができるのか、の視点から、多岐にわたるトピックを扱っています。型やモナドをはじめHaskell特有の言語仕様など基本的事項を押さえつつ、データベース、GUIプログラミング、システムプログラミング、バイナリフォーマットの解析、バーコード認識、並列プログラミング、ウェブアプリケーションの作成まで幅広い範囲をカバー。Haskellの可能性を拡げ限界に挑戦する、意欲的な一冊です。 Many thanks to our translators at O’Reilly Japan for their dedicated work!
You’ve been able to get Real World Haskell in a form useful on a Kindle for awhile now, from O’Reilly directly. Now, RWH is also available for purchase for the Kindle directly from Amazon’s Kindle store — and has a new Kindle Edition page on Amazon. So if you have a Kindle, you can now [...]
Many of you already know that if you go to the O’Reilly page for Real World Haskell, you can buy RWH as an ebook. If you do that, you get access to it in several formats immediately: PDF, ePub for the iPhone Stanza reader, and mobi for the Kindle or MobiPocket. Unfortunately, the Kindle 1 [...]
I’m delighted to announce that at the SD West expo tonight, we were awarded the Jolt Award for “Best Book, Technical”, for Real World Haskell. It is wonderful to see our work recognised in this way. Thanks to everyone who has made our success possible! (Full award announcement).
Bryan recently spoke to O’Reilly about changes in Haskell from its inception to now, and how the language and community have evolved as it’s become more practical to write real world software in Haskell. See the full interview here. In related news, the 1000th Haskell package was uploaded to Hackage. Well done to all involved!
In a recent interview with O’Reilly, John Goerzon explained how Real World Haskell came to be, the special magic which makes Haskell worth learning, and how to change your mindset to make learning possible. Read the full interview.
This morning Don had the chance to talk with Michael Wrinn and Aaron Tersteeg from Intel’s Multicore Software Development podcast about Haskell and multicores, parallel programming, and functional programming in industry. Enjoy! Listen to the full interview (15 minutes).
Yesterday, Pat Eyler of “On Ruby” published an interview with all three RWH authors, covering a broad range of issues relating to Haskell, functional programming, communities and technology adoption. The interview received a warm response online: I like the focus on practicality. It makes Haskell’s wide adoption seem realistic. You can read the interview here. In other news, [...]
RWH now has a Twitter account where updates about the book and other not-quite-blog worthy news will appear. The authors and the broader Haskell and FP community, are also largely on Twitter, if you want to keep up to date on events in Haskell land. We’ve also had a lot of micro-reviews and news about the book [...]
Haskell all over the world: ikegami in #haskell reports that his copy of RWH arrived in Japan today (and looks to be #1 in language books on Amazon Japan at the moment). doublec sent us the following photo of RWH on his laptop, phone and incarnated, from New Zealand Jeff and Armand independently reported that RWH is making [...]