Developing Web Applications with Haskell and Yesod
Safety-Driven Web Development
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: April 2012
Pages: 298

This fast-moving guide introduces web application development with Haskell and Yesod, a potent language/framework combination that supports high-performing applications that are modular, type-safe, and concise. You’ll work with several samples to explore the way Yesod handles widgets, forms, persistence, and RESTful content. You also get an introduction to various Haskell tools to supplement your basic knowledge of the language.

By the time you finish this book, you’ll create a production-quality web application with Yesod’s ready-to-use scaffolding. You’ll also examine several real-world examples, including a blog, a wiki, a JSON web service, and a Sphinx search server.

  • Build a simple application to learn Yesod’s foundation datatype and Web Application Interface (WAI)
  • Use Shakespearean template languages for HTML, CSS, and Javascript output
  • Produce cleaner, more modular code by learning how Yesod monads interact
  • Implement the yesod-form declarative API to build forms on top of widgets
  • Learn how Yesod and Haskell store session data and handle persistence
  • Use techniques to serve an HTML page and a machine-friendly JSON page from the same URL
  • Create reusable components for several applications with Yesod subsites
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Very good book, but lacks an index

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  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    • Intermediate
    • Student

    Comments about oreilly Developing Web Applications with Haskell and Yesod:

    Very good book, easy to follow even as a relative newcomer regarding Haskell programming. Writing style is well structured, and gives a good insight into Yesod application programming.

    However, I had two problems following the book's line:

    1. Instabilities in the overall Haskell environment due to the rapid development (and up to now I don't have a good idea on how to come over them; this one is Haskell related and has only side effects at the book's topic),

    2. I missed an index to get able to easily look up specific keywords. I'd recommend adding one for a 2nd edition.

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