awesome-ocaml VS book

Compare awesome-ocaml vs book and see what are their differences.


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V2 of Real World OCaml (by realworldocaml)
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awesome-ocaml book
2 9
2,287 1,002
0.6% 2.9%
1.0 9.7
4 months ago 3 days ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of awesome-ocaml. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of book. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-16.
  • Functional Reactive Programming
    9 projects | | 16 Aug 2022
    Elm is not dead. It just prefers a slow release schedule but is still actively worked on in the background.

    That said, you might want to check out OCaml for general purpose programming. Super fast compiler, great performance, can target both native and JS.

    It is easier to use than Haskell due to defaulting to eager evaluation (like most languages) strategy instead of laziness and being generally more pragmatic, offering more escape hatches into the imperative world if need be. Plus great upward trajectory with lot's of cool stuff like an effects system and multi-core support coming.

    Real World Ocaml is a decent resource:

  • RWO v2 in PDF
    2 projects | | 27 Jul 2022
    There is a PR on the main repo.
  • Is 'Real World OCaml' 1st ed worth bying for a beginner?
    2 projects | | 20 May 2022
    I've only been through the online version so I don't know if this is true of the print copy as well, but it felt very... I don't know, abridged, I guess? There's some good info in there, but it glosses over a lot of things as well, and when I first went over it I didn't feel like I came away with a good understanding of OCaml. I think it makes a good second book choice after reading the CS3110 one, though, because the abridged explanations act like a nice refresher on what you've already learned and read before adding extra detail.
  • Real World OCaml – Functional programming for the masses
    4 projects | | 5 May 2022
  • What is your favourite Rust specific feature that you miss in other languages?
    4 projects | | 3 Apr 2022
    There is Real World Ocaml. It's written by one of the lead developers at Jane Street and a professor.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing awesome-ocaml and book you can also consider the following projects:

ocaml-containers - A lightweight, modular standard library extension, string library, and interfaces to various libraries (unix, threads, etc.) BSD license.

rescript-compiler - The compiler for ReScript.

onelinerizer - Shamelessly convert any Python 2 script into a terrible single line of code

Clippy - A bunch of lints to catch common mistakes and improve your Rust code. Book:

learn-you-a-haskell - “Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!” by Miran Lipovača

rlua - High level Lua bindings to Rust

book - V2 of Real World OCaml

reason - Simple, fast & type safe code that leverages the JavaScript & OCaml ecosystems

websocket - Websockets for Elm

Rx.NET - The Reactive Extensions for .NET

reflex - Interactive programs without callbacks or side-effects. Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) uses composable events and time-varying values to describe interactive systems as pure functions. Just like other pure functional code, functional reactive code is easier to get right on the first try, maintain, and reuse.

ihp - 🔥 The fastest way to build type safe web apps. IHP is a new batteries-included web framework optimized for longterm productivity and programmer happiness