Haskell through Clojure-tinted glasses

Presented by Justin Grimes.

This talk will be going through a whirlwind tour of Haskell's basics with a focus on how to explore Haskell without feeling overwhelmed, and how Haskell's features and style compare to what people use in Clojure. We'll also briefly cover some practical considerations of using Haskell like common libraries, concurrency, performance, debugging, and testing.
I recommend installing the Haskell Platform if you want to try some of the examples out or code some Haskell after the talk!

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  • Michael P.

    For those of us that haven't quite grasped monads yet (Hi Elliot!), I watched this presentation tonight by Carin Meier from Clojure/West and found it enlightening: http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Why-is-a-Monad-Like-a-Writing-Desk. Good follow-up to Justin's presentation.

    July 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good talk! Very very different from Java, which is what I'm use too. Almost reminds me of what would happen if you took awk, sed, perl and java and made a language out of it.

    July 20, 2012

  • Doug C.

    Great talk. Justin did a good job of presenting Haskell basics, tying in Clojure, and providing thoughtful answers to some interesting questions. Thanks also for the pointer to "Why Functional Programming Matters".

    July 20, 2012

  • Justin G.

    Really great speaker. Disclaimer: I was the speaker.

    July 20, 2012

  • Justin G.

    I can do a presentation on Introductory Haskell with comparisons to Clojure. Alan had mentioned that people would possibly interested in that. I can start putting it together right away, but would need a couple more ideas of what people were looking for. I think going through the syntax and type system basics, along with some comparison to Clojure and "Real World Haskell", is a start, but there are a lot of potential topics. Also, including some audience participation via GHCi would be fun.

    July 3, 2012

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