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Haskell is a functional programming language which is pure and statically-typed. It's known for lazy evaluation, where evaluation is deferred until necessary, and its purity, where monads are used for working with side-effects.
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{-# LANGUAGE OverloadedStrings #-}
module Main (main) where
import Web.Scotty

main = scotty 3000 $
  get "/:who" $ do
    who <- param "who"
    text $
      "Beam " <> who <> " up, Scotty!"

Haskell is a general-purpose programming language known for being purely functional, non-strict with strong static typing and for having type inference.

Purely functional means that you don't update variables or modify state. Pure functions will always return the same value given the same input and will do nothing else. Functions that are referentially transparent are more predictable and more composable. Non-strict (somewhat like lazy) means that you can express infinite data structures. Strong static typing means that a lot of program errors are caught during compilation. Type inference means that the compiler can often figure out the type of a value by itself. The compiler can also tell you if a value has conflicting types in different parts of the code.

There are more than 10,000 free third-party packages available at Hackage, the Haskell community's central package archive, and you can download them using the Stack tool that Exercism also uses.

You can also read the free book Learn You a Haskell for Great Good or follow the interactive tutorial at tryhaskell.org.

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To me, the standout track has been the Haskell track.

With only a very limited grasp of functional programming, the frequent and insightful comments I received were invaluable in getting to know the language.

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Meet the Haskell Track mentors

Once you join the Haskell language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Brooks J Rady thelostlambda.xyz

Writing in Haskell isn't just a new syntax, it's a new mindset. It provides learners with a way to rediscover the beauty in programming.
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Simon Hafner https://github.com/reactormonk

type-driven development evangelist
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Alex Kavanagh https://github.com/ajkavanagh

Haskell is a mind expanding language and I love the way it changes how you think about programming. I'm still fairly new to Haskell, but was a seasoned Schemer in the past, and use FP techniques whenever they are appropriate.
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Adrian King Legaspi https://github.com/akilegaspi

Generally a Purely Functional Programming advocate and Professional Software Engineer in Scala/Haskell
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Matthias Wimmer Matthias' Blog

Professionaly I do embedded programming in a mixture of C and Rust code. Coding in Clojure and 10+ years Java before. I couldn't apply Haskell directly at work so far, but feel how it influenced my way of programming in other languages as well.
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Bhavik Mehta https://github.com/b-mehta

I love functional programming, especially the deep theoretical background that comes with Haskell as well as the readability and safety it provides.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Haskell exercises

These are a few of the 94 exercises on the Haskell track. You can see all the exercises here.

Difference Of Squares
easy
number theory
math
Strain
easy
lazy evaluation
library reimplementation
Saddle Points
medium
misc
Word Count
medium
strings
Bowling
medium
either
Space Age
easy
discriminated unions
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Haskell Track maintainers

The Haskell Maintainers are the brains behind the Haskell Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Simon Shine https://simonshine.dk

I've been a classroom teacher in compilers and various functional languages for five years. Having pure functions and isolation of side-effects are fundamental to separation of concerns. Strong, static types, type inference and algebraic types are hard for me to live without.
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Peter Tseng

I taught myself Haskell as a logical next step after having learned OCaml. Although I don't use it for my job, I find it an interesting language; I especially enjoy its type system. I'm mostly a "break glass in case of emergency" maintainer.

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