Yesod is a Haskell web framework for productive development of type-safe, RESTful, high performance web applications. O’Reilly Media, Inc. Developing Web Applications with Haskell and Yesod, the rhinoceros beetle, the mountain apollo butterfly, and related. Developing Web Applications with Haskell and Yesod [Michael Snoyman] on Paperback: pages; Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (May 5, ).

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All was not lost, however.

And though I found numerous flaws with “Grails in Action”, deilly did get several things right–and two things that they utterly nailed were: O’Reilly Media; 1 edition 5 May Language: Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: I saw several intriguing glimmers in the text. I thought that I might be the target audience for this book, but I was mistaken. Write a customer review.

As a counter example, when I was new to Grails, I picked up a copy of ” Grails in Action ” to guide my early foray; at that time, I had never before ajd Grails, yesood never written any Groovy, and was about as knowledgeable of Java then as I am of Haskell now. There really are no analogs to this in Snoyman’s book: They did increase my interest in Haskell. Snoyman mentions type-safety early and often, but this seemed to me to be an implicit benefit that did not get any clear illustrations.

It did not help that I had trouble even getting Haskell and Yesod running on my machine. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Unfortunately, by hxskell I was pretty demoralized and frustrated and a lot of my interest waned. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


All in all i would say the author hits a sweet spot. The second is web developers who are either dissatisfied with their existing tools, or are looking to expand their horizons into the functional world.

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This is the only Yesod reference I’ve been able to find and the advice is good when I can find the topic I’m looking for but the lack of an index is really hampering that.

After going in circles with the compiler error reports, I eventually tried an older version of the Haskell Platform and that seemed to resolve things. However, without an index, this makes for very frustrating reading, and ruins any use as a reference.

This is not to say that there were no compelling features presented and discussed. See Complete Table of Contents. Concepts are introduced in minor detail, then later hand-waved over with “don’t worry about this for now” type comments.

The book leaves the impression that it’s cobbled together from blog postings.

Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Compared to other Haskell books it is a very practical book that has its main focus on developing web applications on top of the Yesod framework.

Unfortunately, I struggled to follow along. This seems like a great book if you’re looking for the “how” of using Yesod to build your web application more than the “why.

I really enjoyed reading Haskell and Yesod. On the one hand, it seems unfair to say that Snoyman takes your level of expertise with Haskell for granted; after all, he does warn everyone up front that he is assuming some familiarity with the language. Succumbing to this peer pressure, and my own curiosity about Haskell, I dove in.


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See all free Kindle reading apps. Get to Know Us. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Highly recommended if you are interested in web development and Haskell. He brings ten years of web development experience in a wide variety of environments as well as time spent creating documentation. Amazon Business Service for business reillt. I installed the latest version of the Haskell Platform via Homebrew, and though I got the Cabal package manager running, the Yesod platform itself failed to compile.

Also the main point of the book, developing web applications in Yesod, comes across nicely. A quick, deep dive into the implementation details of building a web stack with Haskell and Yesod. Amazon Music Stream millions of rilly. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. You also get an introduction to various Haskell tools adn supplement your basic knowledge of the language.

There are lots of small, complete examples that allow to test features of the framework separately and experiment with them without having to write a rdilly web application first.