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A new book about programming with Haskell
Amazon paperback $39.99 or less | DRM-free PDF $19.99.

In Haskell from the Very Beginning John Whitington takes a no-prerequisites approach to teaching the basics of a modern general-purpose programming language. Each small, self-contained chapter introduces a new topic, building until the reader can write quite substantial programs. There are plenty of questions and, crucially, worked answers and hints.


Haskell from the Very Beginning will appeal both to new programmers, and to experienced programmers eager to explore functional languages such as Haskell. It is suitable both for formal use within an undergraduate or graduate curriculum, and for the interested amateur.

Get it now on Amazon as a printed book for $39.99 or less, or as DRM-free PDF for just $19.99.

Examples and Exercises in electronic form can be downloaded here.

Sample chapters


Front Matter (Contents, Preface, Getting Ready)


1. Starting Off

2. Names and Functions

3. Case by Case

4. Making Lists

5. Sorting Things

6. Functions upon Functions upon Functions

7. When Things Go Wrong

8. Looking Things Up

9. More with Functions

10. New Kinds of Data

11. Growing Trees

12. The Other Numbers

13. Being Lazy

14. In and Out

15. Building Bigger Programs

16. The Standard Prelude and Base


Answers to Questions | Hints for Questions | Coping with Errors | Index


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