Haskell is a purely functional language that allows programmers to rapidly develop clear, concise, and correct software. The language has grown in popularity in recent years, both in teaching and in industry. This book is based on the author's experience of teaching Haskell for more than twenty years. All concepts are explained from first principles and no programming experience is required, making this book accessible to a broad spectrum of readers. While Part I focuses on basic concepts, Part II introduces the reader to more advanced topics. This new edition has been extensively updated and expanded to include recent and more advanced features of Haskell, new examples and exercises, selected solutions, and freely downloadable lecture slides and example code. The presentation is clean and simple, while also being fully compliant with the latest version of the language, including recent changes concerning applicative, monadic, foldable, and traversable types.
Haskell is one of the leading languages for teaching functional programming, enabling students to write simpler and cleaner code, and to learn how to structure and reason about programs. This introduction is ideal for beginners: it requires no previous programming experience and all concepts are explained from first principles via carefully chosen examples. Each chapter includes exercises that range from the straightforward to extended projects, plus suggestions for further reading on more advanced topics. The author is a leading Haskell researcher and instructor, well-known for his teaching skills. The presentation is clear and simple, and benefits from having been refined and class-tested over several years. The result is a text that can be used with courses, or for self-learning. Features include freely accessible Powerpoint slides for each chapter, solutions to exercises and examination questions (with solutions) available to instructors, and a downloadable code that's fully compliant with the latest Haskell release.
Techniques for Multicore and Multithreaded Programming
Author: Simon Marlow
Pubpsher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
If you have a working knowledge of Haskell, this hands-on book shows you how to use the language’s many APIs and frameworks for writing both parallel and concurrent programs. You’ll learn how parallelism exploits multicore processors to speed up computation-heavy programs, and how concurrency enables you to write programs with threads for multiple interactions. Author Simon Marlow walks you through the process with lots of code examples that you can run, experiment with, and extend. Divided into separate sections on Parallel and Concurrent Haskell, this book also includes exercises to help you become familiar with the concepts presented: Express parallelism in Haskell with the Eval monad and Evaluation Strategies Parallelize ordinary Haskell code with the Par monad Build parallel array-based computations, using the Repa library Use the Accelerate library to run computations directly on the GPU Work with basic interfaces for writing concurrent code Build trees of threads for larger and more complex programs Learn how to build high-speed concurrent network servers Write distributed programs that run on multiple machines in a network
Summary Get Programming with Haskell introduces you to the Haskell language without drowning you in academic jargon and heavy functional programming theory. By working through 43 easy-to-follow lessons, you''ll learn Haskell the best possible way--by doing Haskell! Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Programming languages often differ only around the edges--a few keywords, libraries, or platform choices. Haskell gives you an entirely new point of view. To the software pioneer Alan Kay, a change in perspective can be worth 80 IQ points and Haskellers agree on the dramatic bene ts of thinking the Haskell way--thinking functionally, with type safety, mathematical certainty, and more. In this hands-on book, that''s exactly what you''ll learn to do. About the Book Get Programming with Haskell leads you through short lessons, examples, and exercises designed to make Haskell your own. It has crystal-clear illustrations and guided practice. You will write and test dozens of interesting programs and dive into custom Haskell modules. You will gain a new perspective on programming plus the practical ability to use Haskell in the everyday world. (The 80 IQ points: not guaranteed.) What''s Inside Thinking in Haskell Functional programming basics Programming in types Real-world applications for Haskell About the Reader Written for readers who know one or more programming languages. About The Author Will Kurt currently works as a data scientist. He writes a blog at www.countbayesie.com, explaining data science to normal people. Table of Contents Lesson 1 Getting started with Haskell Unit 1 - FOUNDATIONS OF FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING Lesson 2 Functions and functional programming Lesson 3 Lambda functions and lexical scope Lesson 4 First-class functions Lesson 5 Closures and partial application Lesson 6 Lists Lesson 7 Rules for recursion and pattern matching Lesson 8 Writing recursive functions Lesson 9 Higher-order functions Lesson 10 Capstone: Functional object-oriented programming with robots! Unit 2 - INTRODUCING TYPES Lesson 11 Type basics Lesson 12 Creating your own types Lesson 13 Type classes Lesson 14 Using type classes Lesson 15 Capstone: Secret messages! Unit 3 - PROGRAMMING IN TYPES Lesson 16 Creating types with "and" and "or" Lesson 17 Design by composition--Semigroups and Monoids Lesson 18 Parameterized types Lesson 19 The Maybe type: dealing with missing values Lesson 20 Capstone: Time series Unit 4 - IO IN HASKELL Lesson 21 Hello World!--introducing IO types Lesson 22 Interacting with the command line and lazy I/O Lesson 23 Working with text and Unicode Lesson 24 Working with files Lesson 25 Working with binary data Lesson 26 Capstone: Processing binary files and book data Unit 5 - WORKING WITH TYPE IN A CONTEXT Lesson 27 The Functor type class Lesson 28 A peek at the Applicative type class: using functions in a context Lesson 29 Lists as context: a deeper look at the Applicative type class Lesson 30 Introducing the Monad type class Lesson 31 Making Monads easier with donotation Lesson 32 The list monad and list comprehensions Lesson 33 Capstone: SQL-like queries in Haskell Unit 6 - ORGANIZING CODE AND BUILDING PROJECTS Lesson 34 Organizing Haskell code with modules Lesson 35 Building projects with stack Lesson 36 Property testing with QuickCheck Lesson 37 Capstone: Building a prime-number library Unit 7 - PRACTICAL HASKELL Lesson 38 Errors in Haskell and the Either type Lesson 39 Making HTTP requests in Haskell Lesson 40 Working with JSON data by using Aeson Lesson 41 Using databases in Haskell Lesson 42 Efficient, stateful arrays in Haskell Afterword - What''s next? Appendix - Sample answers to exercises
Release on 2008-11-15 | by Bryan O'Sullivan,John Goerzen,Donald Bruce Stewart
Code You Can Believe In
Author: Bryan O'Sullivan,John Goerzen,Donald Bruce Stewart
Pubpsher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
This easy-to-use, fast-moving tutorial introduces you to functional programming with Haskell. You'll learn how to use Haskell in a variety of practical ways, from short scripts to large and demanding applications. Real World Haskell takes you through the basics of functional programming at a brisk pace, and then helps you increase your understanding of Haskell in real-world issues like I/O, performance, dealing with data, concurrency, and more as you move through each chapter.
The basic concepts of applicative programming are presented using the language HASKELL for examples. In addition to exploring the implications for parallelism, a discussion of lamda calculus and its relationship with SASL is included.
Boost the performance of your Haskell applications using optimization, concurrency, and parallel programming About This Book Explore the benefits of lazy evaluation, compiler features, and tools and libraries designed for high performance Write fast programs at extremely high levels of abstraction Work through practical examples that will help you address the challenges of writing efficient code Who This Book Is For To get the most out of this book, you need to have a working knowledge of reading and writing basic Haskell. No knowledge of performance, optimization, or concurrency is required. What You Will Learn Program idiomatic Haskell that's also surprisingly efficient Improve performance of your code with data parallelism, inlining, and strictness annotations Profile your programs to identify space leaks and missed opportunities for optimization Find out how to choose the most efficient data and control structures Optimize the Glasgow Haskell Compiler and runtime system for specific programs See how to smoothly drop to lower abstractions wherever necessary Execute programming for the GPU with Accelerate Implement programming to easily scale to the cloud with Cloud Haskell In Detail Haskell, with its power to optimize the code and its high performance, is a natural candidate for high performance programming. It is especially well suited to stacking abstractions high with a relatively low performance cost. This book addresses the challenges of writing efficient code with lazy evaluation and techniques often used to optimize the performance of Haskell programs. We open with an in-depth look at the evaluation of Haskell expressions and discuss optimization and benchmarking. You will learn to use parallelism and we'll explore the concept of streaming. We'll demonstrate the benefits of running multithreaded and concurrent applications. Next we'll guide you through various profiling tools that will help you identify performance issues in your program. We'll end our journey by looking at GPGPU, Cloud and Functional Reactive Programming in Haskell. At the very end there is a catalogue of robust library recommendations with code samples. By the end of the book, you will be able to boost the performance of any app and prepare it to stand up to real-world punishment. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide teaches new practices and techniques to optimize your code, and then moves towards more advanced ways to effectively write efficient Haskell code. Small and simple practical examples will help you test the concepts yourself, and you will be able to easily adapt them for any application.
Introducing functional programming in the Haskell language, this book is written for students and programmers with little or no experience. It emphasises the process of crafting programmes, problem solving and avoiding common programming pitfalls. Covering basic functional programming, through abstraction to larger scale programming, students are lead step by step through the basics, before being introduced to more advanced topics. This edition includes new material on testing and domain-specific languages and a variety of new examples and case studies, including simple games. Existing material has been expanded and re-ordered, so that some concepts – such as simple data types and input/output – are presented at an earlier stage.
Get a practical, hands-on introduction to the Haskell language, its libraries and environment, and to the functional programming paradigm that is fast growing in importance in the software industry. This book contains excellent coverage of the Haskell ecosystem and supporting tools, include Cabal and Stack for managing projects, HUnit and QuickCheck for software testing, the Spock framework for developing web applications, Persistent and Esqueleto for database access, and parallel and distributed programming libraries. You’ll see how functional programming is gathering momentum, allowing you to express yourself in a more concise way, reducing boilerplate, and increasing the safety of your code. Haskell is an elegant and noise-free pure functional language with a long history, having a huge number of library contributors and an active community. This makes Haskell the best tool for both learning and applying functional programming, and Practical Haskell takes advantage of this to show off the language and what it can do. What You Will Learn Get started programming with Haskell Examine the different parts of the language Gain an overview of the most important libraries and tools in the Haskell ecosystem Apply functional patterns in real-world scenarios Understand monads and monad transformers Proficiently use laziness and resource management Who This Book Is For Experienced programmers who may be new to the Haskell programming language. However, some prior exposure to Haskell is recommended.