I'd been toying with the idea of writing a few things up on how to get started with Haskell development, but thought nobody would be interested.
Then I came across this comment:
I think there's a definite place for both communities
There is for sure, but alas the Real World Haskell book is getting a bit dated (it's from 2008) and is also quit long (700+ pages). What I'd like to see is something ~300ish pages that focuses on e.g. building a full web app or something like that. Anyway, I'm not writing those either (I settled on F# as my functional language of choice), so it's not for me to complain.
Is this a common feeling? I don't think I'll quite make 300 pages, but setting up a simple Haskell webserver is exactly what I've recently done, and there are a lot of different parts to it that show different features of the language.
The reason that Haskell tends not to start with webservers, is that in order to make one, IO monads are a necessity, and monads are considered scary. I think it can be done, but then again, I'm pretty good at underestimating the complexity of anything I find interesting.
If you'd want to read such a series written by yours truly, please react with a unicorn, so I can estimate how much interest there is for this subject. I'll be counting hearts as "this is nice but not for me".