Developing Web Applications with Haskell and Yesod is a comprehensive guide to building web applications using the functional programming language Haskell and the web framework Yesod. The book is written by Michael Snoyman, a well-known contributor to the Haskell community and the creator of Yesod.
The book is divided into three parts, with each part covering a different aspect of building web applications with Haskell and Yesod. The first part of the book introduces the reader to Haskell and Yesod, covering the basics of functional programming and web development with Yesod. The second part of the book dives deeper into Yesod, exploring its advanced features such as routing, authentication, and database integration. The third and final part of the book covers more advanced topics such as deploying a Yesod application to a production environment, writing efficient code, and debugging.
One of the main benefits of using Haskell and Yesod for web development is the strong type system that Haskell provides. This makes it easier to catch errors at compile-time rather than runtime, which can lead to faster development and more reliable code. Additionally, Haskell’s functional programming paradigm makes it easier to reason about code and avoid common pitfalls such as shared state and mutable data.
The book is suitable for both beginners and experienced developers, as it covers a wide range of topics from the basics of Haskell and Yesod to more advanced topics such as performance optimization and debugging. Each chapter includes exercises and examples to help reinforce the concepts covered, and the book also includes a comprehensive reference section for both Haskell and Yesod.
Whether you’re a seasoned web developer looking to explore a new language and framework, or a beginner looking to learn the basics of web development, Developing Web Applications with Haskell and Yesod is an excellent resource for anyone interested in building web applications with Haskell and Yesod.