Meeting - August 12, 2008

Our second meeting was a success. Six of us got together over dinner at the Palace Diner in Poughkeepsie and discussed the homework problem that I gave out at the last meeting.

People brought in solutions in C#, Haskell, and a language that one of our members invented, and we discussed the languages, techniques, and the problem itself.

We also discussed other topics including Scala, a statically-typed language that compiles down to Java bytecode; other JVM languages include Jython and JRuby.

The discussion also touched on Haskell books. I’ve read The Haskell School of Expression, which I enjoyed, and I’m also looking forward to Real World Haskell, which is due out soon. One of my favorite online tutorials is Yet Another Haskell Tutorial, available as a PDF.

For our next meeting, we decided to tackle another programming problem.

Feel free to discuss the problem or any other topics you are interested in on our mailing list (accessible via our Meetup Group).