Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New magazine: Practice of Functional Programming

Yesterday, the first issue of the new Russian-speaking electronic magazine, Practice of Functional Programming, was presented.

The issue consists of the following articles:

  • editorial, by Lev Walkin;
  • two introductory philosophical articles: «Fear of Laziness» by Sergey Zefirov and «Functions and Functional Approach» by Roman Dushkin;
  • two more practical articles: Eugene Kirpichov tells about pitfalls and workarounds when using mutable state, and Dmitriy Astapov illustrates top-down design approach using checkers game as an example;
  • translation of Dan Piponi's Haskell Monoids and their Uses by Kirill Zaborskiy;
  • extensive literature review by Alex Ott.

I am often sceptical about such localized projects, because they artificially narrow their audience. On the other hand, we hope that this magazine will familiarize our programmers with FP and make it a bit less «alien technology».

So, let's wish a great future to the new magazine!

3 comments:

e.v.e said...

Maybe title for Zefirov's article should be "Too lazy to fear"?

Roman Cheplyaka said...

Should it?
It looks to me like playing with "Волков бояться -- в лес не ходить".

e.v.e said...

Interesting interpretation.

But in this case title would be "Лени бояться..."