“The hardest problems in modern software lie in performance, modularity, reliability, and concurrency. With Real World Haskell, the authors do a great job of teaching how to tackle each of these problems with Haskell, a language that is generations ahead of today’s mainstream.”
— Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, and designer of the Unreal game engine
“In the last five years Haskell has burst out of the laboratory, and is now increasingly used by professional developers to get Real Work done. This book is the first to cover the full spectrum of techniques that a Real World programmer needs: not only types and list manipulation, but input/output, parsing, databases, GUIs, networking, foreign-function interface, error handling, profiling, testing. The focus is intensely practical, the pages are packed with executable code samples, and the pace is rapid. Best of all, this book will expand your mind. It will give you a new way of thinking about the whole enterprise of programming: when you have worked through these pages, you’ll write better code in your current favourite language. But take care: Haskell is addictive.”
— Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, Haskell language architect and designer of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler
“This book is exactly what’s needed–a deep and comprehensive guide, covering everything from fundamentals to a wealth of advanced topics, aimed at experienced programmers who want to harness Haskell’s power to get the job done. I will be using it in my Advanced Programming classes from now on.”From the #haskell community on IRC:
— Benjamin Pierce, Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, author of Types and Programming Languages
2008-09-04 malune> Man, the book “Real World Haskell” is so good! I am excited … Having read the first few chapters, it’s the best Haskell book I’ve found. And the exercises are great.
2008-11-16 Rapiere> Yes, Real World Haskell is a really great programming book
2008.11.15 profmakx> BTW. Real World Haskell rocks
2008.11.13 orbitz> I like the Real World Haskell book so far, it’s nice to have examples of stuff you would see in a Ruby/Python tutorial
2008.11.03 noZone I found “Real World Haskell” both enlightening and encouraging, since I like practical uses over just theory
2008.09.15 ddarius> Real World Haskell is geared to those who want to use Haskell to do stuff
2008-09-02 Adamant> RWH is the new standard IMO. I’m not done reading it but it seems as good as PCL is for Common Lisp, which is pretty impressive
08-09-02 thoughtpolice> The Real World Haskell book is really good, I suggest it.
2008-08-17 sereven> Real World Haskell is a great complement to PiH
08-08-15 newsham> RWH is great all around. There are some tutorials that offer a slower intro (if you’re into that), but I dont think anything with the same depth.
08-08-15 atp> RWH addresses a lot of the concerns that imperative-minded programmers have about pure functional languages right away.
2008-08-03 chrisdone> Real World Haskell is probably the best modern language book I’ve seen. It’s straight to the point, lots of code, interesting, real world problems. Exactly what you need to start using Haskell quickly and confidently.
08-06-28 solrize> RWH really seems better than anything previously out there.
08-05-20 tieTYT> I’m really liking Real World Haskell … [it] seems to be real easy to learn from.