December 6th, 2008 by Don Stewart
Real World Haskell now appears to be on bookstore shelves. At least, there are several copies at the local Powell’s Technical store in Portland, OR, including a stack at the front desk, interestingly.
Here we are, between SoE and CoFP (the book I began my programming career with).
In other news, there’s now >130 people on the RWH Book Club, which surprised all involved, I think. Thanks everyone!
December 3rd, 2008 by Don Stewart
Matthew Podwysocki announced today
he has set up a RWH Book Club
! Matthew writes:
This book has lived up to its promise in helping better understand Haskell as a language, and furthermore, a deeper understanding of a pure functional language. Reading this book and hacking along with some samples has been a real joy as some of my Thanksgiving weekend was sitting at my laptop and hacking away. I have plenty of posts on the subject matter that I’m going to be covering while in the midst of my F# coverage. I feel that a deeper understanding of Haskell has given me better insight to cleaner F# code as well.
Since I’d like to spread some of the joy around, I’d like to announce the Real World Haskell book club for which I’ve set up a Google Groups list. This group is intended to be an online group that holds sessions at regular intervals to discuss the book but as well to create some hacking projects along the way
All the authors have joined, and we hope this will be a way to continue the community-oriented development of the book and enhance the infrastructure of RWH (more exercises, further reading, background papers, new libraries and so on). See you on the book club!
December 3rd, 2008 by Don Stewart
Andrei Formiga sent us the following photo of his copy of RWH, freshly delivered to northern Brazil. Thanks Andrei!
November 29th, 2008 by Don Stewart
Michael Lesniak wrote to say that his copy of RWH from Amazon was shipped on Wednesday and arrived today in Germany!
If any other European readers (or other continents?) have had their books delivered, please let us know. It is very exciting to see Haskell all over the world.
November 28th, 2008 by Don Stewart
“Leimy” dropped us a note to say the Amazon orders are now arriving on the West Coast. Here, picking up Real World Haskell near Seattle, Washington. Other parts of the US should be next up, and then Canada and the UK!
Keep the photos coming!
November 26th, 2008 by Don Stewart
The first Amazon-shipped books
seem to be arriving now — so keep an eye on your mailbox.
Brendan Kohler sent us the following from Boston, which I think is the first Amazon delivery:
On mobile devices, shepheb sent us the following photo of RWH on his Nokia N810.
November 25th, 2008 by Don Stewart
Just arrived, the first copy of RWH incarnate!
Order your copy now
to ship before the holidays!
This was waiting on my doorstep.
And yes, it even talks about the IO monad
of the first copy.
November 22nd, 2008 by Don Stewart
Thanks to Dino
for the following photo of the epub digital version of RWH, which has “shipped”.
We’d love to hear about reader experiences with the digital version!
November 18th, 2008 by Bryan O'Sullivan
Our book went to the presses on schedule, on Friday. It should be in O’Reilly’s stockrooms by late November, and starting to appear in actual bookstores about two weeks later. At a guess, then, I’d be thinking about the week of December 8.
November 15th, 2008 by John Goerzen
Great news! Less than 24 hours after the final manuscript was sent to the printers, the electronic edition of Real World Haskell is now available for purchase and immediate delivery.
We are waiting for word on when the print edition will be available — we’ll let you know, but it should be soon.