Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!: A Beginner's Guide

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No Starch Press, 2012 - Haskell (Computer program language) - 403 pages
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Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! (LYAH!) is a fun, illustrated guide to learning Haskell, a functional programming language that's growing in popularity. LYAH! introduces programmers familiar with imperative languages (such as C++, Java, or Python) to the unique aspects of functional programming. Packed with jokes, pop culture references, and the authorOCOs own hilarious artwork, LYAH! eases the learning curve of this complex language, and is a perfect starting point for any programmer looking to expand their horizons. The well-known web tutorial on which this book is based is widely regarded as the best way for beginners to learn Haskell, and receives over 30,000 unique visitors monthly."

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User Review  - sbloom42 - LibraryThing

This provided a very clear overview of Haskell, but Haskell seems far too academic for me to use in real-world programming. I got out of the book what I needed to understand for the Haskell assignments in my Master's program. Read full review

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User Review  - tlockney - LibraryThing

Technically I'm still reading this (I've skimmed the last 4 chapters or so, but keep going back to review them more closely). That said, I don't hesitate to say that anyone planning to learn Haskell ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Miran Lipovaca is a computer science student in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In addition to his passion for Haskell, he enjoys boxing, playing bass guitar, and, of course, drawing. He has a fascination with dancing skeletons and the number 71, and when he walks through automatic doors he pretends that he's actually opening them with his mind.

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