Not entirely sure if I’ll have the time (but as it is always said, if it’s important enough, you’ll find the time), I’m planning to revive my Language of the Month series, this time taking on Haskell. I think years ago I’ve touched upon it when I was digging into Scala, but recently it showed up in more conversations with workmates, so can’t really resist it. Let’s see how far we get in a month then…
Will have to look for proper resources on the language, and it always worked best if I also come up with a project (that is definitely to be determined), here are some initial notes to self:
- There’s Introduction to Functional Programming on edX, by Delft University of Technology, which uses Haskell. It might be a bit more to bite than I can chew in a month, but let’s see it.
- There are at least two Haskell awesome-list: krispo/awesome-haskell and uhub/awesome-haskell which should provide inspiration
- Learn You a Haskell for Great Good looks intriguing
- The Haskell Wiki has more than enough resources for Learning Haskell to last for a while
- The Haskell sub-reddit might be a place to chat if I’ve run into any issues (or see how others coped who started on a similar path)
- It’s very handy that there’s a London Haskell meetup in just a few days…
What do I expect from all this? Going in with not much direction, maybe as an exercise to get the creative coding juices flowing in a way that I know I’ll be challenged. That’s a start, right?