Media praise for Real World Haskell

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"In the last five years Haskell has burst out of the laboratory, and is now increasingly used by professional developers to get Real Work done. This book is the first to cover the full spectrum of techniques that a Real World programmer needs: not only types and list manipulation, but input/output, parsing, databases, GUIs, networking, foreign-function interface, error handling, profiling, testing. The focus is intensely practical, the pages are packed with executable code samples, and the pace is rapid. Best of all, this book will expand your mind. It will give you a new way of thinking about the whole enterprise of programming: when you have worked through these pages, you'll write better code in your current favourite language. But take care: Haskell is addictive."
-- Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, Haskell language architect and designer of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler

"This book is exactly what's needed--a deep and comprehensive guide, covering everything from fundamentals to a wealth of advanced topics, aimed at experienced programmers who want to harness Haskell's power to get the job done. I will be using it in my Advanced Programming classes from now on."
-- Benjamin Pierce, Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, author of Types and Programming Languages

"The book is a must-read for not only people who would specifically like to learn Haskell, but for any programmer who is open to new ways of thinking about computing. "
-- Evgeny Kirpichov, Amazon.com

"The hardest problems in modern software lie in performance, modularity, reliability, and concurrency. With Real World Haskell, the authors do a great job of teaching how to tackle each of these problems with Haskell, a language that is generations ahead of today's mainstream."
-- Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, and designer of the Unreal game engine

"For those who know a conventional language, this book will make you fall in love with Haskell."
-- David Crawshaw, Amazon.com

"I tried to learn Ocaml or Haskell before but was put off by the books available. This book is really different. It made me love Haskell."
-- Emad S. Mohamed "Nawfal", Amazon.com

"This is one of the best programming books that came out in recent years regardless of language."
-- Gregory Knapen, Amazon.com

"Real World Haskell is the first Haskell introduction I've read that actually helped me understand why anyone would want to use the language. The focus on programming methods instead of just syntax made it much easier to think of practical applications for the language."
-- Byron Clark, Amazon.com

"I would recommend this book to anyone serious about learning Haskell or becoming better at functional programming. The authors do an excellent job of conveying why Haskell does things in certain ways, which leads to a better understanding of the language."
-- Michael Dumont, Computer Science House



"...this book will expand your mind. It will give you a new way of thinking about the whole enterprise of programming: when you have worked through these pages, you'll write better code in your current favourite language."
--Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, Haskell language architect and designer of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler