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Category Archives: Haskell

A Kick in the Monads – Writer Edition

In the past couple of Monads posts, we’ve talked briefly about the State and Reader Monads and their potential uses and misuses.  Before this series completes, I have a few more to cover including the Writer, Continuation and eventually Observable … Continue reading 

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A Kick in the Monads – Creating Extended Builders Part III

So far in this series, we’ve covered some of the methods you can implement for custom computation expressions (aka Monads) in F# such as bind and return, as well as exception and resource management.  For the last part in the … Continue reading 

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Much Ado About Monads – Creating Extended Builders Part II

In this series, we’ve looked custom computation expressions, what they are, how they are applicable to development and how we might implement them in F#.  In the previous post, we went over some of the basic methods you can include … Continue reading 

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Much Ado About Monads – Creating Extended Builders

In the past two posts in this series, we’ve covered both the State Monad and Reader Monad, not only the motivations, but how you would implement them in F#.  With defining the Return and Bind methods on our computation expression … Continue reading 

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Much Ado About Monads – Reader Edition

In the previous post, we talked a bit about the State Monad, what it is and how you could use it today in your F# application.  But, with any new piece of information such as this, it should be taken … Continue reading 

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Much Ado About Monads – State Edition

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to be a technical reviewer of a number of books including Chris Smith’s Programming F# book.  During my recent trips, I had the chance to sit down and read through the book … Continue reading 

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Functional Programming Fundamentals Lectures

Earlier this year, I had the privilege to record a Channel 9 video session covering functional programming basics with Erik Meijer and Charles Torre.  We covered some of the basics, but at some point you need to go back to … Continue reading 

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First Class Composable Events in F#

If you’ve been following me on Twitter lately, I’ve been playing a lot lately with event based programming in both F# events as well as the Reactive Framework (RX).  Today, I’m going to start a series in event processing, starting … Continue reading 

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Modeling DSLs with F# and Units of Measure

Very recently on Lambda the Ultimate, they had a really good post describing Soccer-Fun, a way to teach functional programming (pdf).  The premise is very simple and is described as the following: …a domain specific language for simulating football. … … Continue reading 

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The “Anti-For” Campaign

Recently, there has been an effort launched called the “Anti-If Campaign” in which they deride the use of if statements and instead, focus on Object Oriented Principles in order to create more flexible designs.  Now certainly, I have a sympathetic … Continue reading 

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