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Haskell in Production: 12 Months Building ApiEngine

YOW! Lambda Jam 2013

Web development in Haskell is efficient, contorting, rewarding, frustrating and elegant all at the same time. 12 Months building production quality Haskell has taught many lessons, and in this talk we will discuss the amazing, with the downright painful, and hope to provide a glimpse at what it is like building real software in a purely functional world.

We will look at the Haskell eco-system and tools; Yesod and the other technologies used to build ApiEngine; as well as the social side of Haskell development by looking at what it takes to spin up new developers.

Mark Hibberd




Mark Hibberd spends his time working on scenario planning and sustainability problems for Kinesis. Mark takes software development seriously. Valuing correctness and reliability, he is constantly looking to learn tools and techniques to support these goals. This approach has led to a history of building teams that utilise purely-functional programming techniques to help deliver robust products.