Fundamentals of Practical Haskell Programming [Video]

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  • Discover how functional programming addresses complexity
  • Understand the general characteristics of functional programs
  • See a comparison of functional programs with traditional imperative programs
  • Get to know GHCi in brief
  • See how Haskell compares with other functional programming languages
  • Know what Haskell programs look like

Haskell is a powerful and well-designed functional programming language designed to work with complex data. Its emphasis on "purity" makes it easier to create rock-solid applications which stay maintainable and error-free even as they grow in scale.

This video course will take you through all the concepts of functional programming (FP) and Haskell language. First we’ll address all the problems with FP and Haskell. Then we’ll help you distinguish the difference between FP and Haskell. We’ll then guide you through Haskell in depth. We’ll help you create your first Haskell program. You’ll then be given a brief insight into GHCi (Glasgow Haskell Compiler). Later we’ll explore the different values, expressions and programs in Haskell in depth.

By the end of this course you’ll have a foundation set-up to start writing your own Haskell programs and also have ample knowledge of the important functionalities of Haskell.

Style and Approach

This course will take you through the complete journey from writing your first Haskell program to getting familiarized with Haskell and all its functionalities.

  • This course gives you a brief overview of the complexity of software development
  • See how functional programming and Haskell can approach these issues
  • Get an overview of the features of functional programming languages and Haskell
Course Length 2 hours 59 minutes
ISBN 9781787288768
Date Of Publication 27 Mar 2017


Richard Cook

Richard Cook is a staff software engineer at Tableau Software and works on high-performance relational database systems. He works primarily in C++, but has experience in a broad range of languages and technologies. He is a keen user of Haskell in his spare time and is frequently able to apply his functional programming and Haskell experience to his daily work. He is organizer of the Seattle Area Haskell Users’ Group and an active member of the Seattle functional programming community. He is currently developing a machine-learning framework for Haskell.

He has a deep interest in programming languages and type systems in general, having developed compilers and developer tooling in the past. He is also a keen user of Python and C# and works regularly on all major desktop operating systems and dabbles with web applications.