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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day Two Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 30, 2017

Day Two of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held in Philadelphia. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Kyle Daigle (engineering manager at GitHub), Holden Karau (principal software engineer at IBM), and Karen Kinnear (JVM technical lead at Oracle).

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Retrospective: Haskell in Production

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 24, 2016 3

Haskell might be “the closest thing to a secret weapon” when building server-side software, writes Better co-founder Carl Baatz, summarizing their four-year journey using Haskell in production.

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Haskell Can Now Do Strict Evaluation by Default

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 28, 2015

A new Strict language extension to Haskell aims to make it easier to use Haskell for code that is meant to be mostly strict, i.e., evaluated in a non-lazy manner. The feature was recently merged into GHC’s git HEAD and will be included in GHC’s next release.

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A Proposal to Add Option Types for References to C# 7

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 07, 2015

Mads Torgersen, C# language program manager at Microsoft, has recently outlined a proposal for the introduction of option types for references in C# 7. Option types are meant as a means to make the language safer and reduce the occurrence of null reference exceptions, which, as Torgersen says, are rampant in C# since any reference type can reference a null value.

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Frege: a Haskell-like Language for the JVM

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 12, 2015 1

Frege, named after the German mathematician Gottlob Frege, is a purely functional, strongly typed language for the JVM that is so similar to Haskell that “most idiomatic Haskell code will run unmodified or with only minimal, obvious adaptions”. InfoQ has spoken with Ingo Wechsung, Frege’s creator.

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Microsoft Open Sources Cross-platform Serialization Library – Bond

by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 03, 2015 1

Last month, without any official announcement, Microsoft open sourced Bond - a performant serialization system developed and deployed across dozens of mission-critical, high-scale infrastructure projects internally at Microsoft.

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Improve your Programming Skills with Exercism.io

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 23, 2014

Exercism.io helps developers to increases their craftsmanship in a language through feedback and discussion. It’s a community and tool where developers can write code and discuss it to strengthen their problem-solving skills. InfoQ did an interview with the creator of exercism Katrina Owen and with Richard Thomson who contributed the C++ language track for exercism.

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PureScript: A Haskell-like Language that Compiles to JavaScript

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 22, 2014

PureScript is a strongly, statically typed language which compiles to JavaScript. It is written in and inspired by Haskell and aims at "allowing to write very expressive code which is still clear and readable" when translated into JavaScript. Furthermore, says PureScript creator Phil Freeman, PureScript provides interoperability with other languages which target JavaScript.

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rest: Open Source REST Framework For Haskell

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 07, 2014

Silk has recently open-sourced a REST framework for Haskell, called "rest". It provides a DSL for defining REST services which can then be run in popular web frameworks such as happstack. This comes with features such as type-safe URLs, abstraction of format-type support, and a clean separation of API specification and business logic.

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Facebook Open-sources Haxl: Implicit, Concurrent Data Access Using Haskell

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 11, 2014

Facebook has open-sourced Haxl, a library for efficient, concurrent data-access. The library leverages the traditional strengths of Haskell such as expressive type system, correctness and safety guarantees, as well as GHC's high performance run-time to solve the thorny issue of implicit, concurrent data access.

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Haskell Gets iOS Support, Several language and Performance Improvements

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers 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.

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FP Complete Launches Browser Based Haskell IDE

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers 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.

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Haskell moves to Git

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers 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.

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Empower Your Ruby With Haskell And Hubris

by Sebastien Auvray Follow 0 Followers 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.

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Interview: Paul Hudak on Haskell

by David West Follow 0 Followers 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.

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