Joining forces to advance Haskell

13 Aug 2012 Michael Snoyman

I’m Michael Snoyman, the founder of the Yesod Web Framework for Haskell, and maintainer of a number of the Haskell community’s open source packages. For the past four years, I’ve been working towards the goal of improving the Haskell toolset to make it ready for commercial-grade usage.

FP Complete’s vision closely matches what I’ve been striving for, so we have decided to join forces. I am happy to announce that I am now Lead Software Engineer at FP Complete. Like so many other developers, I’ve found Haskell to be the most productive and robust development language I’ve used. I’m excited to be working with a company which is driving Haskell’s broader adoption.

This move reconfirms my commitment to the Haskell open source community. FP Complete’s approach includes a very strong interaction with and support for the community, and I will be continuing in my role as leader of the Yesod Web Framework, and expect to have even greater opportunities to contribute back with the company’s explicit support.

Recent news stories have reminded us that the world urgently needs a more reliable and productive way to build and maintain software. Haskell provides exactly the right core technology to make this happen, and FP Complete is committed to it.

We have a number of very exciting ideas on the table right now, and are working hard to bring them to fruition. As we make more developments over the next few months, I’m looking forward to sharing them with both the existing Haskell community, and giving the not-yet Haskell community an opportunity to join us.

I’ve waited years for a company to show up that understands the power and quality of the Haskell community and technology, and that is as committed to Haskell’s success as I am. That has finally happened. I’m excited to continue our work together.

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