Greetings! I’m Jun, a frontend engineer at LINE.
We had a five-day event for internal engineers called the “LINE Haskell Boot Camp” starting on October 24th, 2016 at the LINE Shibuya office. I will share what the event was about, and what Haskell is in this post.
What is Haskell?
Haskell is a modern application programming language that helps you write high-performance software with a great deal of flexibility, composability, and safety. With recent successful cases of adopting Haskell by companies like Facebook or Standard Chartered, this innovative tool has been gaining attention as it has inspired many libraries and concepts in other languages.
LINE is not an exception in this regard. With growing interest in Haskell, there is an increasing number of developers having study group meetings on Haskell or developing internal services written in Haskell. The LINE Haskell Boot Camp was a five-day gathering of engineers attempting to enter the world of safer and happier programming. Instead of diving into the depths of Haskell’s theoretical background, we chose to have a hands-on experience to effectively spur further enthusiasm for Haskell. The event was organized by Han, a LINE Plus Corporation engineer who recently released an internal web service in Haskell.