Haskell Communities and Activities Report, 21st edition. An overview

Haskell Communities and Activities Report is a status report on Haskell community as a whole. It’s released twice a year and contains a whole bunch of interesting stuff. I’ve just read the most recent (November 2011) report. Here’s an overview of things I’ve found the most interesting:

  • There’s a Haskell plugin for Eclipse. So far I’ve been using Emacs with Haskell mode but I’d be happy to see a decent plugin for Eclipse. I’ll be testing it to see how it works.
  • At the same time I’m planning to enhance my Haskell experience in Emacs by using ghc-mod
  • The Monad Reader is a web magazine about Haskell.
  • There is a Debian Haskell Group. I’ve been considering switching to Debian for some time now and it’s good to know there is a good Haskell support for Debian (although I’d probably still stick to the precompiled binaries available from GHC site).
  • HEAT is The Haskell Educational Advancement Tool. I’ll have to look into it and see if it has a good educational potential (for teaching others, not myself).
  • There is a Haskell Natural Language Processing community.
  • Ericsson together with two universities (one in Sweden, one in Hungary) develops Feldspar: Functional Embedded Language for Digital Signal Processing and Parallelism. Find out more.
  • If you want to do bioinformatics stuff in Haskell then Biohaskell might be of interest to you.

There’s a lot more of in the report: games, web applications, compilers, practical applications of Haskell, research and user groups. You can read the whole report here.

4 Responses to “Haskell Communities and Activities Report, 21st edition. An overview”

  1. Hugo Estrada says:

    Thanks for your blog. I read all of the articles yesterday, and I enjoyed it a lot. I especially liked your article on function composition and application, followed by your book review.

    Do you have a twitter account? I would love to follow you.

    Thanks again.

  2. Jan Stolarek says:

    No Twitter account, sorry. You’ll have to follow RSS feeds. If you liked the book review then stay tuned – I’ve read 70 pages of RWH and I hope I’ll be able to write a more detailed review in a few weeks.

  3. Ricardo Boccato says:

    I am starting to learn haskell (3 weeks so far) and I found your blog very interesting.

    You mentioned the eclipse plugin and the emacs mode, I still haven’t played with it much, but there is a Haskell IDE called Leksah (http://leksah.org/) that might interest you.

    Congratulations on the good work.

  4. Jan Stolarek says:

    Yes, I’m aware of Leksah. I’m preparing a post that compares these three: Emacs, Leksah and EclipseFP. Hopefully will get it finished soon, it’s been taking me more than it should.

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