[Haskell-cafe] ANN: Haskell World News

Atrudyjane atrudyjane at protonmail.com
Sun Apr 2 03:25:11 UTC 2017

Say it isn't so! : )


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Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] ANN: Haskell World News
Local Time: April 1, 2017 6:28 PM
UTC Time: April 1, 2017 11:28 PM
From: fvillanustre at gmail.com
To: Atrudyjane <atrudyjane at protonmail.com>
Gershom B <gershomb at gmail.com>, haskell-cafe <haskell-cafe at haskell.org>

Ahem, let's see... What day is today? Is it already April 1st? And isn't that the same as April fool's day?

Must confess that I almost liked the idea too... :)


On Apr 1, 2017 01:45, "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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Subject: [Haskell-cafe] ANN: Haskell World News
Local Time: April 1, 2017 12:00 AM
UTC Time: April 1, 2017 5:00 AM
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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