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This page aims at helping users of Haskell that want to present the language, listing resources, sketching ideas, providing good examples etc.
   
== Haskell Advocacy ==
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== A possible presentation ==
   
=== At Work ===
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If you are going to give a presentation on Haskell, consider the following topics to be included in your talk:
   
Many people wonder why a language offering between 4 and 10 times better productivity hasn't swept the software industry yet. If you are working in the industry then you may already have had some conversations with managers about the possibility of introducing Haskell, and found that they always have some reason why this is not the right time or place. Maybe in a few months, or on another project. But not this one.
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* Introduce functional programming, stressing the declarative style of functional languages, the functions-as-values concept, the possibility of expressing what you want to achieve instead of concentrating on specifying how to get it, and so on.
   
This page is intended to help programmers understand what the real obstacles are and how to overcome them.
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== General Resources ==
   
==== Organisational Structure ====
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* [[Why Haskell Matters]]
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* [http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2000/12/advocacy.html Why I Hate Advocacy] by Mark-Jason Dominus
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* [[Introduction]] contains a bit of advocacy.
   
Any large technical organisation can be divided into three groups. At the top you have senior management, who are there to set the overall strategy of the organisation and make sure that the big things happen to keep the organisation doing what it does as the world changes around it. In the middle are the middle management who take the big strategic plans and turn them into discrete projects and work packages, and at the bottom are the engineers who actually do the work.
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Latest revision as of 12:05, 17 July 2009

This page aims at helping users of Haskell that want to present the language, listing resources, sketching ideas, providing good examples etc.

[edit] 1 A possible presentation

If you are going to give a presentation on Haskell, consider the following topics to be included in your talk:

  • Introduce functional programming, stressing the declarative style of functional languages, the functions-as-values concept, the possibility of expressing what you want to achieve instead of concentrating on specifying how to get it, and so on.

[edit] 2 General Resources