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Issue 209 2020-04-30

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Welcome to another issue of Haskell Weekly! Haskell is a safe, purely functional programming language with a fast, concurrent runtime. This is a weekly summary of what’s going on in its community.

Featured

  • 10 Reasons to Use Haskell by Vladislav Zavialov

    Haskell is a blend of cutting edge research and well-tested, time-proven technology. It occupies a unique position between academia and industry.

  • Consider Haskell by Gil Mizrahi

    In this blog post I’d like to share a bit of my thoughts on why I think Haskell is a useful and practical language to get things done (and learn a lot on the way).

  • Deriving Isomorphically by Hans Hoeglund

    In this post I’ll present iso-deriving and show some examples of iso-deriving in action. I’ve packaged up all the types and classes used here in the iso-deriving package.

  • Hakyll Pt. 6 – Pure Builds With Nix by Robert Pearce

    Learn how to make your hakyll project build pure and how to patch hakyll if you need to.

  • Learn to moonwalk with waterflow problem by Murat Kasimov

    I’d like to find my own solution that would be composable, readable and involve effects.

  • overloaded-0.2.1: Overloaded:Do by Oleg Grenrus

    The Overloaded:Do is one of the new features of recent overloaded 0.2.1 release. overloaded package uses source plugins to reinterpret syntax in different ways.

  • Property testing in depth: genvalidity’s fixed-size type generators by Tom Sydney Kerckhove

    This post announces genvalidity-0.10.0.0 and recently released companion libraries. This post explores the changes to the generators of Int, Word, Float, Double, Natural and Integer.

  • Speeding up the Sixty compiler by Olle Fredriksson

    I will show the workflow and profiling tools that I use to find what to optimise in Haskell programs such as Sixty.

  • Tools for working on GHC by Matthew Pickering

    In this post we’ll briefly describe some recent advancements in developer tooling which have been made possible by the move to Hadrian.

  • Writing a discord library using Polysemy by Ben Simms

    Recently I’ve migrated my discord library from mtl/transformers to polysemy after reading as many blog posts as I could find on it.

Jobs

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In brief

Show & tell

  • extended-containers by konsumlamm

    It aims to complement the containers and unordered-containers packages by providing some more useful immutable container types.

  • hspec-tables by Marcin Rzeźnicki

    This is my very first Haskell library :-) It’s rather small and trivial but I missed the functionality of being able to generate ‘by-example’ tests in HSpec.

  • ryu by Lawrence Wu

    My first library in Haskell is an attempt at porting the Ryu algorithm for floating point to decimal string conversion into pure Haskell.

  • stack-2.3.1 by Emanuel Borsboom

Call for participation