[Haskell-cafe] Re: Libraries for Commercial Users

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Thu Oct 8 14:08:05 EDT 2009

Some of these are not ready for production use; e.g.: RESTng: "RESTng  
is still experimental and incomplete". It has no documentation and  
doesn't even compile. Sadly typical.

It's a bit of a chicken and egg thing. I'd switch to Haskell in a  
commercial setting if there were more good libraries, yet the act of  
switching would lead to the production of more good libraries. The  
latter, though, is cost-prohibitive, given all the components that  
would need to be developed. A few years from now, or post Haskell-on- 
JVM, I might be singing a different tune.

I do greatly admire the work you and your company have done for Haskell.

What has the Industrial Haskell group done so far? I haven't seen any  
announcements. The work I'd be most interested in helping co-sponsor  
is Haskell on JVM (biggest bang for the buck).


John A. De Goes
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On Oct 8, 2009, at 11:24 AM, Don Stewart wrote:

> john:
>> 	* Haskell interfaces to Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Google, etc.
> This one is fine:
> twitter
>        hs-twitter library: Haskell binding to the Twitter API
> del.icio.us
>        delicious library: Accessing the del.icio.us APIs from  
> Haskell (v2)
> friendfeed
>        ffeed library and programs: Haskell binding to the FriendFeed  
> LiveJournal
>        feed2lj program: Cross-post any RSS/Atom feed to LiveJournal
> flickr
>        flickr library and programs: Haskell binding to the Flickr API
> amazon
>        hS3 library and program: Interface to Amazon's Simple Storage  
> Service (S3)
> mediawiki
>        mediawiki library and programs: Interfacing with the  
> MediaWiki API
> google pubsub
>        pubsub library and programs: A library for Google/SixApart  
> pubsub hub interaction
> Speaking of REST,
> RESTng library: A framework for writing RESTful applications.
> And auth:
> WindowsLive
>     windowslive library and program: Implements Windows Live Web  
> Authentication and Delegated Authentication
> OpenID
>    openid library: An implementation of the OpenID-2.0 spec.
> OAuth
>    hoauth library and program: A Haskell implementation of OAuth  
> 1.0a protocol.
> We've obviously not all there yet, but we have a way to get there --
> write and improve code on Hackage. Galois is doing its part (we've
> released dozens of web packages), but the other commercial users  
> need to
> help out too.
> Join the Industrial Haskell Group and fund open source work. Or, if  
> you
> can, release some of the non-IP-encumbered things you work on!
> -- Don

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