Building stuff with Shake
Build systems are a key part of any large software project, relied upon by both developers and release processes. It's important that the build system is understandable, reliable and fast.
This talk introduces the Shake build system which is intended to help meet those goals. Users of Shake write a Haskell program which makes heavy use of the Shake library, while still allowing the full power of Haskell to be used.
The Shake library provides powerful dependency features along with useful extras (profiling, debugging, command line handling). This tutorial aims to help you learn how to think about writing build systems, and how to make those thoughts concrete in Shake.
Neil Mitchell (Independent)
Neil is a Haskell programmer who works in the quant group at Standard Chartered Bank. He obtained his PhD in functional programming from the University of York in 2008. His open source projects include a search engine (Hoogle), a code suggestion tool (HLint), and a library for writing build systems (Shake).
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