The Fun of Programming


Posted by Thomas Sutton on May 5, 2006

My copy of The Fun of Programming edited by Jeremy Gibbons and Oege de Moor came in the other day and I’ve been looking through it. It has chapters covering a wide range of topics:

  1. functional data-structures, amortised analysis, etc.;

  2. testing and specification with QuickCheck;

  3. programming with folds, unfolds, etc.;

  4. music programming;

  5. representing financial contracts;

  6. graphics programming;

  7. hardware description;

  8. combinators;

  9. arrows; and

  10. phantom types

amongst other topics. This looks to be a fascinating mixture of methods (data-structures, testing, folds, arrows, etc.) and applications (music, graphics, financial contacts, hardware description, logic programming, etc.) if a little thin for its price.

Both the software from the book and details about the symposium from which its content comes are available on the Oxford Computing Laboratory web-site.

This post was published on May 5, 2006 and last modified on December 4, 2018. It is tagged with: books, haskell, programming.