What is Haskell?
It is a general purpose language that can be used in any domain and use case, it is ideally suited for proprietary business logic and data analysis, fast prototyping and enhancing existing software environments with correct code, performance and scalability.
Haskell is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Who uses Haskell?
101 companies reportedly use Haskell in their tech stacks, including Juspay, Target, and thoughtbot.
923 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Haskell.
Rollbar, Buddy, Google Code Prettify, Swagger Codegen, and MessagePack are some of the popular tools that integrate with Haskell. Here's a list of all 21 tools that integrate with Haskell.
Pros of Haskell
If it compiles, it's correct
Great type system
Proposition testing with QuickCheck
One of the most powerful languages *(see blub paradox)*
Great maintainability of the code
Highly expressive, type-safe, fast development time
Better type-safe than sorry
Pattern matching and completeness checking
Best in class thinking tool
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Jobs that mention Haskell as a desired skillset
- Statically typed
- Purely functional
- Type inference
Haskell Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Haskell?
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