Fast Track to Haskell (2 days)

A course targetting developers with knowledge in any programming language, but with no or just limited knowledge of Haskell. The course covers all the basics of the Haskell language, the Haskell type system, and the core libraries. The course does not merely show language features, but emphasizes the philosophy of Haskell and functional programming as well. It shows how programmers can use the type system to work for them and let it guide them in writing their programs, and it demonstrates how to systematically structure code (both with and without side-effects) in a language like Haskell.

Haskell being the prime example of a well-designed purely functional programming language, this course is also excellent for people who are generally interested in functional programming, but want to apply concepts of functional programming in other languages such as for example Scala or F#.

This course is designed such that it covers all the presequisites of the other courses, and can therefore be combined with other courses.

Note that this course is also available as an open-subscription course held in regular intervals at Skills Matter in London.

Schedule

Day 1

A Quick Tour of Haskell

Type-directed Programming

Polymorphism and higher-order functions

Day 2

Input/Output

Testing (if time permits)

Monads

Cost

The base price of this course is GBP 3000 (single lecturer) or GBP 4500 (two lecturers). The base price excludes VAT and any other applicable taxes as well as travel costs which depend on the location of the course venue.

We generally recommend two lecturers, as it will allow a better ratio between lecturers and participants during the exercises, and will thereby encourage particpants to ask more questions. We strongly encourage to use two lecturers if there are more than five participants.

We offer on-site consulting in combination with on-site courses at a reduced daily rate.

If you are interested in this course, or for more information, please with as many details as possible.

Why Well-Typed

Our teachers have more than a decade of experience with Haskell, functional programming, compiler design, and related areas. They have been training people at all experience levels, both in academia and in industry.

The insight they brought about how to think in Haskell was great and something that would be very difficult to get from a book or online.

— Anonymous

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