Haskell is a language that is pretty hard to “just pick up” (especially if you are mostly familiar with mainstream, C-derived languages). Perhaps “Real World Haskell” by Bryan O’Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen will help the language (much beloved in academia) increase in popularity.
In reaction to No Silver Programmers, several people have spoken to the compounding benefits of good programmers (or the compounding pain of bad programmers). This is an excellent point. I think it’s best put in <a href=”http://www.valuedlessons.com/2008/01/garlic-programmers-for-silver-code.html”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>this blog post, which takes the focus away from the developers and speaks of the quality […]