Bryan O'Sullivan is an Irish hacker and writer who likes distributed systems, open source software, and programming languages. He was a member of the initial design team for the Jini network service architecture (subsequently open sourced as Apache River). He has made significant contributions to, and written a book about, the popular Mercurial revision control system. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and sons. Whenever he can, he runs off to climb rocks.
John Goerzen is an American hacker and author. He has written a number of real-world Haskell libraries and applications, including the HDBC database interface, the ConfigFile configuration file interface, a podcast downloader, and various other libraries relating to networks, parsing, logging, and POSIX code. John has been a developer for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system project for over 10 years and maintains numerous Haskell libraries and code for Debian. He also served as President of Software in the Public Interest, Inc., the legal parent organization of Debian. John lives in rural Kansas with his wife and son, where he enjoys photography and geocaching.
Don Stewart is an Australian hacker based in Portland, Oregon. Don has been involved in a diverse range of Haskell projects, including practical libraries, such as Data.ByteString and Data.Binary, as well as applying the Haskell philosophy to real-world applications including compilers, linkers, text editors, network servers, and systems software. His recent work has focused on optimizing Haskell for high-performance scenarios, using techniques from term rewriting.
The book is exceptionally good at its goal, though, and I found it very useful to further my understanding of Haskell.
Even a numbskull like me could read it - you don't need to read Learn You a Haskell For Great Good as a prereq but playing with Haskell as you go will help of course.
It covers all the main concepts of the Haskell language and functional programming while at the same time showing how they can be used in real world code.
I struggled through this book a couple years ago, and have been meaning to share my pain ever since. I found this book to be extremely frustrating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brett W. Coon
I'd heard amazing things about the Haskell programming language, but it didn't quite click until I sat down and programmed with Real World Haskell as a guide. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrew E. Pennebaker
The book is a perfect introduction to Haskell for people who already know a bit of programming. There are practical examples of useful projects done in Haskell, and the author... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Arnob
I've tried to learn Haskell for two years now, every time giving up and trying again after a few monts. With this book I finally felt I learned it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Denis Nardin
Real World Haskell will show you a lot of tricks and good practices. I bought the book because of this and I'm not disappointed. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tamás László Fábián
Excellent book. Not too dense or complicated as some say. Even a numbskull like me could read it - you don't need to read Learn You a Haskell For Great Good as a prereq but playing... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Conner C. Mcdaniel
This book focuses on practical use of Haskell, which means, that it teaches you primarily not the language syntax/semantics, but the various use cases and it does its job... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Miax
... It's the best book on Haskell I've ever read. Really helpful. It looks like Haskell isn't that abstract to me anymore!Published 10 months ago by Pavel Argentov
great stuff if you want to learn a modern usable functional programming language, be warned though these guys are purists, I prefer a hybrid approach my self, still all in all a... Read morePublished 17 months ago by grizzlysmit