Learn Haskell by building a blog generator – a project-oriented Haskell book

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  • 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

    If you want to do web development with Haskell beyond building a blog generator, a good starting point is IHP (https://ihp.digitallyinduced.com/ https://github.com/digitallyinduced/ihp). IHP is Haskell's version of Laravel/Rails/Django. It's really a superpower to have Haskell's type system combined with the rapid development approach of Rails :) (Disclaimer: I'm founder of the company that makes IHP)

  • mdBook

    Create book from markdown files. Like Gitbook but implemented in Rust

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • wasp

    A programming language that understands what a web app is.

    This is really cool! I've been looking for something like for a while - my learning path was through LYAH and Real-World Haskell (also tried Haskell from the first principles but a bit too extensive IMO). I think this would fit in perfectly between LYAH and RWH.

    I am using Haskell mostly for writing compilers (https://github.com/wasp-lang/wasp currently), but I believe if the tutorial isn't using a lot of specialized libraries/frameworks (which seems to be the case from the first glance), a majority of the material taught should be transferable to any domain.

  • pandoc-plot

    Render and include figures in Pandoc documents using your plotting toolkit of choice

    That's the perfect learning project because there's something tangible at the end.

    Whenever the question of "How do I learn Haskell" comes up, I always suggest to come up with a project that would be useful on its own, regardless of the technology used to create it, and use Haskell to do it. In my case it was a pandoc filter to embed plots in documents (https://github.com/LaurentRDC/pandoc-plot), which was ultimately useful to create my PhD dissertation.

    There's only so much you can learn about Haskell by working through toy examples.

  • ghc

    Mirror of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler. Please submit issues and patches to GHC's Gitlab instance (https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc). First time contributors are encouraged to get started with the newcomers info (https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/wikis/contributing).

  • haskell-study-plan

    An opinionated list of resources for learning Haskell

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