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On behalf of the Haskell Platform team, I'm happy to announce the release of

Haskell Platform 2013.2.0.0
featuring
GHC 7.6.3
52 packages
650+ public modules
4 tools

New packages this release:
attoparsec
case-insensitive
hashable
unordered-containers
and a major upgrade to
OpenGL and GLUT

http://www.haskell.org/platform/?2013.2.0.0

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Simon Peyton Jones has re-published "Beautiful Concurrency" in the School of Haskell. Now you can run and modify code directly in the article. Concurrent reindeer and elves vowing for Santa's attention using Software Transactional Memory. The beauty of this article is that it's accessible to non-Haskell programmers.

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Guess the winner before you watch the video

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Enjoyed this new video on Asimo.

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Great phrase from Conor McBride -- I like to think of types as warping our gravity, so that the direction we need to travel [to write correct programs] becomes "downhill".

I rely on the use of rich types to infer much of the software I write -- to just "derive" fragments of the software from its type specification, and get on with the interesting work. No room for hacks or misadventure to creep in, since there's only a few possible programs with the correct type.

And after years of richly typed programming, it is easy to forget how unusual - and luxurious - this engineering methodology is.

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Want to know a little more about programming Haskell than just the buzz-words?

I gave a tech talk at Google, and now it's up on YouTube! No functional-programming experience needed…

Video: linked below
Slides: http://www.ozonehouse.com/mark/haskell-amuse-bouche/slides.html
Code: https://github.com/mtnviewmark/haskell-amuse-bouche

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Bitbucket added Git support as of today! Along with free unlimited private repositories, this just may prompt the switch from Github.

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Direct the Patent Office to Cease Issuing Software Patents
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