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Haskell Gets iOS Support, Several language and Performance Improvements

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Apr 16, 2014

GHC 7.8.1 was recently released, bringing several language, compiler and performance improvements. Haskell can now be compiled for iOS, and sports new features such as Closed Type Families, Roles, Overloaded Lists, Pattern Synonyms.

FP Complete Launches Browser Based Haskell IDE

by Mirko Stocker on  Sep 10, 2013

FP Complete has launched Haskell Center, their new Haskell IDE and application server. The IDE is browser based, and together with their application server, should make it much easier to create and run web based Haskell programs.

Haskell moves to Git

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 01, 2011

The well-known Haskell implementation GHC is moving from Darcs to a repository on GitHub, citing wider tool support and faster operations.

Empower Your Ruby With Haskell And Hubris

by Sebastien Auvray on  Aug 26, 2009

Embedding C in Ruby or Rails applications is a way to fix performance bottle necks. RubyInline made this easy for C. Mark Wotton recently created Hubris, a bridge which makes it possible to call Haskell code from Ruby.

Interview: Paul Hudak on Haskell

by David West on  May 08, 2009

This interview with Paul Hudak, recorded at QCon San Franscisco 2008, begins with a discussion of when to introduce difficult Haskell concepts like monads; moves to a discussion of the philosophy of higher order programming, the success and influence of Haskell, its use in the mainstream, and concludes with the idea of teaching computer music and Haskell simultaneously.

Interview: Don Syme Answering Questions on F#, C#, Haskell and Scala

by Abel Avram on  Mar 27, 2009 8

In this interview made by InfoQ’s Sadek Drobi, Don Syme, a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, answers questions mostly on F#, but also on functional programming, C# generics, type classes in Haskell, similarities between F# and Scala.

Presentation: Taming Effects with Functional Programming

by Abel Avram on  Mar 12, 2009

In this presentation recorded during QCon London 2008, Simon Peyton-Jones advertises the need for programming purity achieved especially through use of functional languages and the increased attention given to functional programming.

Interview: Erik Meijer on LINQ

by Abel Avram on  Mar 04, 2009 8

In this interview made during QCon SF 2008, Erik Meijer talks about less known LINQ features, like the ability to do meta programming or the fact that LINQ works against any data collection that implements the sequence operators. Meijer also talks about the differences between functional languages and objectual ones, asynchronous computation, and the evolution of languages.

Interview: Lennart Augustsson on DSLs Written in Haskell

by Abel Avram on  Feb 17, 2009 2

In this interview filmed at QCon SF 2008, Lennart Augustsson talks about writing DSLs in Haskell, presenting the advantages offered by the language. In that context, he talks about embedded DSLs, static and dynamic languages, syntax and semantics, monads and many other related topics.

What Makes Haskell Worth Learning for Real World Applications

by Sadek Drobi on  Jan 25, 2009 2

One of co-authors of the Real World Haskell book, John Goerzen, talks in a recent interview to O’Reilly about purity, laziness, recursiveness and many other subjects that make Haskell worth learning but may also be a source of reluctance for people coming from object oriented or imperative programming.

Programming Languages: 2008 Review and Prospects for 2009

by Sadek Drobi on  Jan 09, 2009 5

In the beginning of last year, Ehud Lamm launched on Lamba the Ultimate a thread about programming languages predictions for 2008. Several subjects popped up: concurrency, functional programming, future of Java, Ruby, C++, and many others… What really happened in 2008 and what are the prospects for 2009? Bloggers have addressed these questions on demand of James Iry, echoing at last year thread.

Interview: Ted Neward on Present and Past Languages

by Abel Avram on  Oct 23, 2008 4

In this interview filmed during QCon London 2008, Ted Neward, author of "Effective Enterprise Java", talks about languages, statical, dynamical, objectual or functional. He dives into Java, C#, C++, Haskell, Scala, VB, and Lisp, to name some of them, comparing the benefits and disadvantages of using one or another.

Interview: Simon Peyton Jones on Programming Languages and Research Work

by Sadek Drobi on  Sep 25, 2008

In this QCon London 2008 interview, computer scientist and researcher Simon Peyton Jones discusses properties of functional programming languages, and particularly Haskell, that have inspired some features in mainstream languages. He gives his opinion on the issues of syntax and language complexity and talks about some research work on subjects such as data parallelism and transactional memory.

Programming Languages: More Powerful with Less Freedom?

by Sadek Drobi on  Mar 21, 2008 2

In quest for more power, languages are often grown with new features. While it provides programmer with more freedom, does this actually achieve more power? Reg Braithwaite believes that this is not necessarily true and argues that it is possible to render language more powerful yet limiting options offered to programmers.

Debate about Testing and Recoverability: Object Oriented vs. Functional Programming Languages

by Sadek Drobi on  Mar 05, 2008 1

In his latest blog post, Michael Feathers argued that object oriented programming languages offer some built-in features that facilitate testing and are therefore more recovery friendly than functional languages. Proponents of functional languages expressed strong disagreement with this statement, which provoked a very passionate debate in the blog community.

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