Developing Web Applications with Haskell and Yesod
Author: Michael Snoyman
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Release Date: May 02, 2012
This fast-moving guide introduces web application development with Haskell and Yesod, a potent language/framework combination that supports high-performing applications that are modular, type-safe, and concise. You’ll work with several samples to explore the way Yesod handles widgets, forms, persistence, and RESTful content. You also get an introduction to various Haskell tools to supplement your basic knowledge of the language.
By the time you finish this book, you’ll create a production-quality web application with Yesod’s ready-to-use scaffolding. You’ll also examine several real-world examples, including a blog, a wiki, a JSON web service, and a Sphinx search server.
Build a simple application to learn Yesod’s foundation datatype and Web Application Interface (WAI)
Produce cleaner, more modular code by learning how Yesod monads interact
Implement the yesod-form declarative API to build forms on top of widgets
Learn how Yesod and Haskell store session data and handle persistence
Use techniques to serve an HTML page and a machine-friendly JSON page from the same URL
Create reusable components for several applications with Yesod subsites