[Haskell-cafe] teaching functional programming at work
paul at cogito.org.uk
Sun Jan 4 12:46:35 EST 2009
Warren Harris wrote:
> I am seeking suggestions from the haskell cafe for teaching functional
> programming concepts to colleagues at work.
I'd suggest starting with a couple of hours of "Why Haskell" talk to
sell them on the concepts, followed by something like the the study
group you mentioned for anyone who wants to pursue it.
If you can get them to spare the time then the video of the SPJ talk
from last year might be a good starting point. Failing that, try
presenting them with some case studies of "here is where Haskell (saves
effort) / (improves modularity)" in the kind of environment where you
work. Explain how monads are a "reprogrammable semicolon" and show an
application of that. No need to go into "bind" operators, just show
what the code looks like before and after monads.
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