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This portal points to places where you can go if you want to learn Haskell.
 
This portal points to places where you can go if you want to learn Haskell.
   
The [[Introduction|Introduction to Haskell]] on the Haskell website tells you what Haskell gives you: substantially increased programmer productivity, shorter, clearer, and more maintainable code, fewer errors, higher reliability, a smaller semantic gap between the programmer and the language, shorter lead times. There is an old but still relevant paper about [http://raganwald.com/2007/03/why-why-functional-programming-matters.html Why Functional Programming Matters] (PDF) by John Hughes. More recently, Sebastian Sylvan wrote an article about [[Why Haskell Matters]].
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The [[Introduction|Introduction to Haskell]] on the Haskell website tells you what Haskell gives you: substantially increased programmer productivity, shorter, clearer, and more maintainable code, fewer errors, higher reliability, a smaller semantic gap between the programmer and the language, shorter lead times. There is an old but still relevant paper about [http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~rjmh/Papers/whyfp.html Why Functional Programming Matters] (PDF) by John Hughes. More recently, Sebastian Sylvan wrote an article about [[Why Haskell Matters]].
   
 
There is also a [http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Comparison table comparing Haskell to other functional languages]. Many questions about functional programming are answered by the [http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~gmh//faq.html comp.lang.functional FAQ].
 
There is also a [http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Comparison table comparing Haskell to other functional languages]. Many questions about functional programming are answered by the [http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~gmh//faq.html comp.lang.functional FAQ].
   
You can ask questions to members of the Haskell community on mailing lists, IRC, or StackOverflow.
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You can ask questions to members of the Haskell community on mailing lists, IRC, or StackOverflow. We recommend installing the [http://www.haskell.org/platform/ Haskell Platform].
   
==Implementations==
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== Training courses ==
   
Here is an overview about Haskell implementations (for new, or non-expert users, we recommend starting with the [http://www.haskell.org/platform/ Haskell Platform]).
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Short training courses aimed at existing programmers
   
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* [http://www.well-typed.com/services_training On-site and public training courses] by Well-Typed (2-day intro, 2-day advanced, custom on-site courses)
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* [http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/softeng/subjects/FPR.html Software Engineering course on Functional Programming] at the University of Oxford (1-week course)
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* [http://www.cs.uu.nl/wiki/USCS Summerschool on Applied Functional Programming] at Utrecht University (2-week course)
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| [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/ GHC]
 
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| Many language extensions; generated code is very fast. ''The most popular implementation.''
 
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| [http://www.haskell.org/hugs/ Hugs]
 
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| Fast compilation; used a lot for learning Haskell and rapid code development. See also [[WinHugs]].
 
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| [http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/fp/nhc98/ nhc98]
 
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| Profiling, debugging, tracing. ''Not actively developed.''
 
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| Compiles to bytecodes. Runtime easily portable. ''Not actively developed.''
 
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| [http://www.cs.uu.nl/wiki/Helium Helium]
 
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| No type classes (yet!) and thus incompatible with most material on this site. Made for teaching/learning. Excellent error messages.
 
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| [http://www.cs.uu.nl/wiki/UHC UHC]
 
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| Developed for experimentation with language features. As a Haskell compiler still under development.
 
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Detailed information on the implementations can be found in a [[Implementations|separate article]].
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== Material for self-study ==
 
== Material ==
 
   
 
Below there are links to certain introductory material. If you want to dig deeper, see [[Books and tutorials]].
 
Below there are links to certain introductory material. If you want to dig deeper, see [[Books and tutorials]].
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* [[Meta-tutorial]]
 
* [[Meta-tutorial]]
 
* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Haskell Haskell Wikibook] A long tutorial on Haskell that includes "Yet Another Haskell Tutorial", "Write Yourself a Scheme in 48 Hours" and "All about monads".
 
* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Haskell Haskell Wikibook] A long tutorial on Haskell that includes "Yet Another Haskell Tutorial", "Write Yourself a Scheme in 48 Hours" and "All about monads".
* [http://www.cs.utah.edu/~hal/docs/daume02yaht.pdf YAHT - Yet Another Haskell Tutorial] (good tutorial available online, also [http://pub.hal3.name/daume02yaht.pdf here])
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* [http://pub.hal3.name/daume02yaht.pdf YAHT - Yet Another Haskell Tutorial] (good tutorial available online)
 
* [http://www.cs.ou.edu/~rlpage/fpclassCurrent/textbook/haskell.shtml Two dozen short lessons]
 
* [http://www.cs.ou.edu/~rlpage/fpclassCurrent/textbook/haskell.shtml Two dozen short lessons]
 
* [http://www.haskell.org/tutorial/ A Gentle Introduction to Haskell] - classic text, but not so gentle really :D
 
* [http://www.haskell.org/tutorial/ A Gentle Introduction to Haskell] - classic text, but not so gentle really :D
 
* [ftp://ftp.geoinfo.tuwien.ac.at/navratil/HaskellTutorial.pdf Haskell-Tutorial]
 
* [ftp://ftp.geoinfo.tuwien.ac.at/navratil/HaskellTutorial.pdf Haskell-Tutorial]
 
* [http://lasche.codingcrew.de/kurse/haskell/hskurs_index.htm Online Haskell Course] (German)
 
* [http://lasche.codingcrew.de/kurse/haskell/hskurs_index.htm Online Haskell Course] (German)
* [http://ccfit.nsu.ru/~ikuznecov/doc/Haskell%20Tutorial%20for%20C%20Programmers/intro.html Haskell for C Programmers]
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* [http://collection.openlibra.com.s3.amazonaws.com/pdf/haskell_tutorial_for_c_programmers_en.pdf Haskell tutorial for C Programmers]
 
* [http://learnyouahaskell.com/ Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!] Beautiful, illustrated Haskell tutorial for programmers with less of a functional programming background.
 
* [http://learnyouahaskell.com/ Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!] Beautiful, illustrated Haskell tutorial for programmers with less of a functional programming background.
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2672EBC57C1F5F9B Learning Haskell] Ongoing tutorial in the form of YouTube videos; updates slowly.
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2672EBC57C1F5F9B Learning Haskell] Ongoing tutorial in the form of YouTube videos; updates slowly.
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=== Type classes ===
 
=== Type classes ===
   
* [http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/wadler/papers/class/class.ps.gz The paper that at first time introduced type classes and their implementation using dictionaries]
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* [http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/wadler/papers/class/class.ps.gz The paper that for the first time introduced type classes and their implementation using dictionaries]
 
* [[Research papers/Type systems#Type classes|More papers on the type classes]]
 
* [[Research papers/Type systems#Type classes|More papers on the type classes]]
   
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* [http://www.cse.chalmers.se/edu/course/pfp/ Parallel Functional Programming, Chalmers]
 
* [http://www.cse.chalmers.se/edu/course/pfp/ Parallel Functional Programming, Chalmers]
 
* [http://www.cs.caltech.edu/courses/cs11/material/haskell/index.html CS 11 Caltech]
 
* [http://www.cs.caltech.edu/courses/cs11/material/haskell/index.html CS 11 Caltech]
* [http://www.cs.uu.nl/docs/vakken/lfp/ Functional programming]: course notes ([http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~fokke101/courses/fp-eng.pdf English], [http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~fokke101/courses/fp-nl.pdf Dutch], [http://www.cs.uu.nl/~jeroen/courses/fp-sp.pdf Spanish]), slides in Dutch
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* [http://www.cs.uu.nl/docs/vakken/lfp/ Functional programming]: course notes ([http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~fokke101/courses/fp-eng.pdf English], [http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~fokke101/courses/fp-nl.pdf Dutch], [http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~fokke101/courses/fp-sp.pdf Spanish]), slides in Dutch
 
* [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs1011/05s2/ CS1011]: Tutorials, lab exercises and solutions
 
* [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs1011/05s2/ CS1011]: Tutorials, lab exercises and solutions
 
* Stanford - [http://www.scs.stanford.edu/11au-cs240h/ Functional Systems in Haskell]
 
* Stanford - [http://www.scs.stanford.edu/11au-cs240h/ Functional Systems in Haskell]

Revision as of 12:48, 25 May 2013


This portal points to places where you can go if you want to learn Haskell.

The Introduction to Haskell on the Haskell website tells you what Haskell gives you: substantially increased programmer productivity, shorter, clearer, and more maintainable code, fewer errors, higher reliability, a smaller semantic gap between the programmer and the language, shorter lead times. There is an old but still relevant paper about Why Functional Programming Matters (PDF) by John Hughes. More recently, Sebastian Sylvan wrote an article about Why Haskell Matters.

There is also a table comparing Haskell to other functional languages. Many questions about functional programming are answered by the comp.lang.functional FAQ.

You can ask questions to members of the Haskell community on mailing lists, IRC, or StackOverflow. We recommend installing the Haskell Platform.

Contents

1 Training courses

Short training courses aimed at existing programmers

2 Material for self-study

Below there are links to certain introductory material. If you want to dig deeper, see Books and tutorials.

2.1 Textbooks

2.2 Online tutorials

2.3 Advanced tutorials

2.4 Debugging/profiling/optimization

2.5 Monads

2.6 Type classes

2.7 Generic programming

2.8 Popular libraries

2.9 Reference

2.10 Course material