Haskell Continued...

My meetup to learn Haskell was a success in the sense of meeting new people. There have been a core 5-6 that have shown up with varying levels of Haskell knowledge. I think we gave it an earnest effort with our original book choice.

At this point, some people were looking for a project, and some showed interest in related languages. I have chosen to continue down the Haskell path, but this time with another book.  I like the approach of this book much better and am able to follow along much more than before.

Now I still don’t understand all of it but these things take time. ;)  The code related to this book is available here.  So, that is what I’m doing with Haskell for the foreseeable future.

Since there were other interests, and we weren’t really going through the book anymore, we did decide to move the group in a more generic direction.  It is now called Des Moines Functional Programming.

I’m happy that I have found others with similar interests and am hopeful that more will be…

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Yes, Haskell! ;)
Super simple Haskell

I’m attracted to technology of all sorts. Recently my interests have skewed towards Functional Programming and related programming languages. I get frustrated with the mundane day-to-day and look for drastically different things to help solve issues.

FP and static typing are two of those things.

I think that was the driver in the back of my head when I decided to learn Haskell. I’m not that social, generally, so I forced myself to seek out other people by announcing my intentions on Twitter.
It took over a week, but I was quite tickled to see how many other people showed interest. Not all have been able to show up, but there is a core group of about 6 others who have been able to make it consistently.

After the first 7 chapters, Haskell has been “weird”, “offputting”, and “interesting”. It has definitely a bit hard to learn. This was the most suprising part to me, I think, because I …