Haskell

Could you use the SQLite backend for Takusen?

Luke Plant has been working on a Haskell-based blogging application for a while now, and describing his progress. I was dismayed to read today that he’s giving up! One of his main complaints was with regards to the poor state of the available Haskell database interfacing libraries. He does mention Takusen, which a colleague of [...]

A small example of the hidden dangers of dynamically typed programming languages

Several days back I wrote about how unit testing is not a substitute for static typing. A comment posted to that article by James asked for more clarification regarding what I was talking about. James wrote, “I can’t recall the last time I had Ruby code break because I tried to act on an object [...]

It’s time for Haskell in the Web browser.

JavaScript has been around for over a decade now. During that time, we’ve seen it implemented by every major browser vendor, and thus we’ve seen it become widely used by many Web sites. We’ve even seen JavaScript used in non-Web applications and uses. But JavaScript has some pretty serious drawbacks. The performance of the various [...]

Haskell as an alternative to Perl for scripting tasks.

For the past couple of weeks I have been working with a very interesting system administrator. He’s responsible for maintaining a large number of Web servers, mail servers, and database servers. Like most system administrators, he employs a number of scripts he’s developed to automate a variety of tasks. While most sysadmins would use a [...]