[Haskell-cafe] ANN: Haskell World News
Henk-Jan van Tuyl
hjgtuyl at chello.nl
Sat Apr 1 15:32:14 UTC 2017
It seems to me that beginners can also profit from this newsletter.
Thanks for the initiative, Haskell World News Team! I hope to see some
articles about Monadology, infinitely diluted bugs and CAD
(Clairvoyance Assisted Debugging).
Henk-Jan van Tuyl
On Sat, 01 Apr 2017 07:22:55 +0200, Atrudyjane via Haskell-Cafe
<haskell-cafe at haskell.org> wrote:
> That sounds like a great idea. As a beginner just starting a first
> project, piecing together bite sized info from weblogs all over the
> place does take a lot of time. Would this publication be useful for
> beginners as well?
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> From: gershomb at gmail.com
> To: haskell-cafe <haskell-cafe at haskell.org>
> Fellow Haskellers,
> Over the years, a number of newsletters have been produced on news and
> developments in the Haskell world. There has been the venerable Haskell
> Weekly News, under multiple editors. More recently, the Haskell Weekly
> was started. These have been great publications. Nonetheless, in some
> ways they have been too ambitious, and in other ways, not ambitious
> enough. Too ambitious in seeking to publish weekly -- a grueling
> schedule, doomed to sporadic lapses. Insufficiently ambitious in being
> just roundups of articles by others. The Haskell world is maturing, and
> it needs a publication that can reflect that, with in-depth reporting,
> original research, and feature stories. That takes time to produce, and
> resources. I'm happy to announce the launch of Haskell World News, a
> subscription-only PDF newsletter with exclusive content that will break
> new stories and cover the world of Haskell programming in a manner that
> befits its emerging commercial success.
> Why subscription-only, you may ask? Because print media, and
> subscription media, is serious media. Fly-by-night weblogs report false
> theorems all the time. The wave of the future is not bite-sized tweets
> and open-letters on medium. It's shoe leather reporting that gets to the
> real stories.
> To give just one example of the sorts of things we hope to cover --
> everyone agrees Elvis Presley would have been a Functional Programmer.
> But would he have used Haskell, or OCaml? It takes time and resources to
> contract a medium to hold a seance and ask his spirit. And those are the
> resources that Haskell World News will bring to bear.
> More details will be forthcoming shortly - but for now here's a sneak
> preview of the cover of the first issue:
> Credit to James Deikun, Jason Dagit, and Edward Kmett for suggestions as
> to some of the topics covered.
> The Haskell World News Team
> "Well Typed News Doesn't Break"
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