What's faster than C++, more concise than Perl, more regular than
Python, more flexible than Ruby, more typeful than C#, more robust than
Java, and has absolutely nothing in common with PHP? It's Haskell!
Tired of writing unit tests to cover corner cases? Let the computer
write it for you with QuickCheck. Find regex-based parsing
unmaintainable? Learn how to write a complete parser for Perl 6's
grammar in 15 minutes with Parsec. Stuck in deadlocks and race
conditions? STM solves all your concurrency woes. XS and SWIG gives you
headaches? FFI lets you embed C code quickly and safely.
Haskell is an emerging general-purpose functional language, with unique
features that enable extremely rapid development of bug-free, concise,
and maintainable code. This talk shows how to apply Haskell to
day-to-day tasks, tips for integrating it with other languages, and
secrets for boosting your productivity by an order of magnitude.
Tang is also known for internationalization and localization contributions to several Free Software programs, including Kwiki, Request Tracker and Slash, as well as heading Traditional Chinese translation efforts for various Open Source-related books.
On CPAN, Tang maintains over 100 Perl projects, including the popular Perl Archive Toolkit (PAR), a cross-platform packaging and deployment tool for Perl 5. Tang is also responsible for setting up smoke test and digital signature systems for CPAN.