Our next meeting is on Monday 21st October at Barclays Eagle Labs in Albert Square (Union, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 6LW).

Doors open from 1845 for a 1900 start.

Please register to let us know you’ll be attending.

This month, we’ll be learning about RIO, a standard library for developing applications in Haskell. This event is suitable for beginners and experienced Haskell programmers alike.

This talk will introduce RIO, a new standard library aimed at simplifying the development experience in Haskell particularly with regards to applications development. Amongst others, RIO is one tool that provides language beginners and experts alike with conveniences that alleviate many of the sticking points that developers and engineers often find themselves in when trying to learn and use the language.

We’ll discuss the basic motivation for RIO, how to get started and navigate the library, and walk through the basic anatomy of a RIO application. We’ll see how RIO can assist beginners in getting a better understanding of the Haskell ecosystem at large, and how it can assist seasoned Haskell developers in simplifying their existing codebases.

Dan Firth is an independent Haskell consultant and mathematician with experience in industry sectors such as automotive, finance, and web development. Dan has been writing and teaching Haskell for 7 years, and over that time has designed training programs aimed at bringing new developers unfamiliar with Haskell up to speed and writing applications in the language with confidence and fluency.

Food and refreshments will be available! Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

This meeting is kindly supported by Codurance, who build well-crafted software and help development teams to get better at continuously delivering software through the application of Extreme Programming practices and Software Craftsmanship values, and Barclays Eagle Labs.