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Abizer N.


Hometown: London

Member since:

April 7, 2012


What is your Haskell experience?

Total newbie. I've got a couple of books on it and I'm able to solve some problems. I'm going to give Google Code Jam a go this year, and I'm working through the practice problems with Haskell.

What is your software development background?

Mac OS and iOS mainly. I've done a little Python. I used to know C++ back in the days when I used Windows - but I seem to have forgotten it all and replaced it with Objective-C I've tried Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and Java - but they never took.

Why is Haskell so much better than sliced bread?

It makes me think in a different way to how I would usually approach a software problem (at least so far it has) Where I normally have to think about event driven programming and knowing a large and interconnected set of frameworks, with Haskell I can think about how I would solve a problem in terms of transforming data. I think I finally understood Haskell's laziness when I saw an implementation of the Fibonacci sequence.


"I’m an independent Mac OS and iOS developer and Git fiend in London. I use Xcode, and Emacs. I have a collection of fountain pens, I ride a fixed wheel bike, enjoy scuba diving and occasionally I’ll strum my guitar."

What Abizer N. is saying about this Meetup Group

Enjoyable. More informative than I thought it would be. I'll be coming back.

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