[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:
>> * Haskell interfaces to Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Google, etc.
> This one is fine:
> hs-twitter library: Haskell binding to the Twitter API
> delicious library: Accessing the del.icio.us APIs from
> Haskell (v2)
> ffeed library and programs: Haskell binding to the FriendFeed
> feed2lj program: Cross-post any RSS/Atom feed to LiveJournal
> flickr library and programs: Haskell binding to the Flickr API
> hS3 library and program: Interface to Amazon's Simple Storage
> Service (S3)
> 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 library and program: Implements Windows Live Web
> Authentication and Delegated Authentication
> openid library: An implementation of the OpenID-2.0 spec.
> 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
> can, release some of the non-IP-encumbered things you work on!
> -- Don
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