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We’re about a month from publication now! We just finished reviewing the index, and our second and final QC pass is due back to O’Reilly by Friday morning.
It has been tremendously exciting to see a few early reviews for the book come in:
“The hardest problems in modern software lie in performance, modularity, reliability, and concurrency. [...]
Yesterday, we received the QC1 copy of the manuscript from O’Reilly’s production team. This is a 650-page PDF file that contains the almost-final text of the book, with hundreds of copyediting changes applied. Our job for the next ten days is to pore over this and find any problems.
Some time after October 27 (when QC1 [...]
I’ll be speaking at ACCU next Wednesday, September 10. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the talk starts at 7pm. The venue is being provided by Symantec.
The topic is “Haskell for the Real World”, and I will talk about using Haskell to address some of today’s toughest programming challenges:
Delivering high quality software that performs well.
Scaling effectively [...]
The DocBook source for the book is now in the hands of O’Reilly’s production team. We sent the first batch of copyedits back a few days ago. The rest will be flowing through over the coming two weeks or so.
At this point, we’re mostly reviewing punctuation, typeface, and grammar fixes from our copyeditor, who is [...]
I just posted the last chapter we had left to write, Profiling and optimisation. Please get your comments in by the end of Tuesday, September 2! The response to the previous two has been excellent; we appreciate your help and careful reading.
With that chapter posted, we draw over 15 months of intensive writing to a [...]
On September 27, I will be giving a half-day Haskell tutorial entitled “Real World Haskell” at DEFUN, the new developer track at the ICFP conference. This year’s ICFP and DEFUN will be held in Victoria, Canada.
DEFUN will also host two other Haskell tutorials that we’re very excited about.
Our friend Andy Gill will be talking about [...]
Oh, wow. We just got the first PDF proofs in, using O’Reilly’s house style. There’s no index yet, and we still have a chapter to add, but we’re already at 536 pages. The final number will thus be somewhat north of this: maybe 550 pages, instead of the 450 we thought as recently as a [...]
I just updated the beta site with two new chapters:
The foreign function interface
Software transactional memory
We need your help! Please read these chapters as soon as you can, and use the comment system to give us feedback by this Friday, August 22. We will be sending the two chapters to O’Reilly’s production team on Monday. The [...]