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Practical Web Development with Haskell

Master the Essential Skills to Build Fast and Scalable Web Applications


  • The most comprehensive guide on building web applications with Haskell

  • Plenty of practical examples get you productive in Haskell quickly

  • A Haskell book with “just enough” theory and lots of real practice


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 9-33
  4. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 35-67
  5. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 69-83
  6. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 85-112
  7. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 113-134
  8. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 135-164
  9. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 165-187
  10. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 189-208
  11. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 209-217
  12. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 219-260
  13. Ecky Putrady
    Pages 261-272
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 273-278

About this book


Learn how to advance your skill level of Haskell, and use this language for practical web development. This book uses a direct, no nonsense approach, so you no longer need to spend extra time reading the documentation, blog posts, and forums to understand how to use Haskell – all that knowledge is provided in one coherent resource. 

You'll start by reviewing how multiple facets of web development are done in Haskell, such as routing, building HTMLs, interacting with databases, caches, and queues, etc. You'll then move on to using notable libraries, such as "scotty" for routings, "digestive-functor" for input validation, and "postgresql-simple" for interacting with databases. 

In the later chapters, you'll learn how all of these libraries can be used together by working on a fully functioning project deployed on Heroku. 


Haskell web development Scotty postgresql lens HTTP framework web development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore, SingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Ecky Putrady is a software engineer with extensive experience in developing web applications. Specializing in the Java, Ecky discovered Haskell 4 years ago and was amazed by the potential the language could bring. Although resources were scarce, he learned the language by reading multiple blog posts and participating in active discussions in the Haskell community. That arduous process is what motivated him to write this book and hopes that new future practitioners of Haskell will become productive quickly.

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