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If you've tried functional programming in the past and thought it was too limiting, it's time to think again. Join Rebecca Skinner, author of Effective Haskell, in an exploration of Haskell, pure functional programming, and the usefulness of being able to combine code freely without ever having to worry about accidental or unintended side effects. Scroll down now to learn more, find out how to ask her anything, and even win a free copy of her book.

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Combining at Will
July 13, 2022

Rebecca Skinner has been writing Haskell for over ten years. She also recently released Effective Haskell on the Bookshelf, and for the last two and a half years or so she's been volunteering on the Haskell.org 5 committee, which is the group that helps manage the Haskell.org 5 website and some of the Haskell infrastructure. So you could definitely say that she's really enthusiastic about Haskell.

We recently sat down with Rebecca to discuss her book, Haskell, and functional programming in general. Not only did she offer some fantastic advice for getting started with Haskell but she also shared some poignant insights about functional programming in a mixed-paradigm language versus programming in a pure functional programming language. And along the way, she even touched on APIs, asynchronous code, and interoperating with languages like C/C++, Rust, and Go.

You can read the full interview with Rebecca at https://forum.devtalk.com/t/spotlight-rebecca-skinner-author-interview-and-ama/58666. And while you're there, be sure to drop a question in the AMA. You'll get a personal answer back, and you'll also get a chance to win a free ebook copy of Effective Haskell.

And if AMAs aren't your thing, use the promo code devtalk.com for 35% off Rebecca's book at pragprog.com.

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