Save time and build fast, functional, and concurrent application using Haskell
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
This book is targeted at readers who wish to learn the Haskell language. If you are a beginner, Haskell Cookbook will get you started. If you are experienced, it will expand your knowledge base. A basic knowledge of programming will be helpful.
What You Will Learn
Haskell is a purely functional language that has the great ability to develop large and difficult, but easily maintainable software.
Haskell Cookbook provides recipes that start by illustrating the principles of functional programming in Haskell, and then gradually build up your expertise in creating industrial-strength programs to accomplish any goal. The book covers topics such as Functors, Applicatives, Monads, and Transformers. You will learn various ways to handle state in your application and explore advanced topics such as Generalized Algebraic Data Types, higher kind types, existential types, and type families. The book will discuss the association of lenses with type classes such as Functor, Foldable, and Traversable to help you manage deep data structures.
With the help of the wide selection of examples in this book, you will be able to upgrade your Haskell programming skills and develop scalable software idiomatically.
Style and approach
The book follows a recipe-based approach. Each recipe addresses specific problems and issues. The recipes provide discussions and insights to explain these problems.
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