Book of Monads
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Book of Monads

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Monads are key to unlocking many powerful patterns in functional programming. Alas, many developers struggle at first with the concept and the applications of monads. This books provides a full dive into the subject, including thorough explanations of adjacent concepts such as functors, monad transformers, final tagless, or extensible effects.

About the Author

Alejandro Serrano Mena
Alejandro Serrano Mena

Alejandro is a developer and trainer specialized in functional programming. He has more than a decade of experience using and researching on functional programming, formal verification, and static analysis. He holds a PhD from Utrecht University on the topic of compilers for domain-specific languages. He is the author of Practical Haskell, the Book of Monads, Haskell (Almost) Standard Libraries, and Functional Programming Ideas for the Curious Kotliner.

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Table of Contents

  • I. What is a Monad?
    • 1. Discovering Monads
    • 2. Better Notation
    • 3. Lifting Pure Functions
    • 4. Utilities for Monadic Code
    • 5. Interlude: Monad Laws
  • II. More Monads
    • 6. Pure Reader-Writer-State Monads
    • 7. Failure and Logic
    • 8. Monads for Mutability
    • 9. Resource Management and Continuations
  • III. Combining Monads
    • 10. Functor Composition
    • 11. A Solution: Monad Transformers
    • 12. Generic Lifting and Unlifting
  • IV. Rolling Your Own Monads
    • 13. Defining Custom Monads
    • 14. Composing Custom Monads
    • 15. Performance of Free Monads
  • V. Diving into Theory
    • 16. A Roadmap
    • 17. Just a Monoid!
    • 18. Adjunctions

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