frenchdonuts's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
I like that it includes a whole lot of Haskell libraries built right in and that the UI looks nice. However, the autocomplete sometimes feels like a hindrance then a help. For example, when I press the Spacebar for defining a parameter of a function, it will autocomplete with an existing binding. I should not have to press Esc to exit the autocomplete everytime I want to do this. For this and the lack of Vim mode, I will dock one star. Solid effort by the Developer for trying to give a really good Haskell experience on Mac though.
areviewer77's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
If you’ve ever used Swift Playgrounds, you kind of know what to expect here. Honestly there’s no higher praise I can give an app than to say it does exactly what it advertises it does. It has a level of polish to match the Xcode interfaces it clearly takes much inspiration from.
SAX9's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
I really like this IDE. Its a tremendous help while learning Haskell. Also, thank you so much for fixing the auto complete.
ximyu's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
When I run the examples provided to draw the graphics, the application crashes immediately on El Capitan.
OSX_AppStore_is_just_the_worst's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
Love it. Getting a Haskell project up and running from scratch can be very discouraging for beginners who are itching to get their hands dirty. The immediacy of this program has made learning, what is a very difficult language, an absolute pleasure for me. Minor nitpicks: - Slightly bummed by the lack of editing shortcuts you’d typically find in a code editor. - I find displaying the SpriteKit scenes in a popover/tooltip a little akward - I’d prefer that it just run in place, or on click if desired.
dedoris's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
I program as a hobby, primarily with Java and Scala. Thus, I am used to JetBrain's products, and I've not found the Haskell plugin to be ideal for someone just starting out with Haskell, as I am. The Haskell IDE provides an Xcode like interface that is easily intuitive. You can create either an executable or a library project. And the IDE features a SUPER handy playground area for newbies to experiment with the language as they are coding. This is an excellent piece of software, ideally for any Haskell developer, new or otherwise.
s3itz's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
I have been wanting to learn Haskell and recently started to research the best ways to get a Haskell environment up and running on my iMac to play around with the language. I came across this program and initially was skeptical that it would be worth the $20. However, my desire to learn Haskell and the potential benefits of this tool made me quickly overlook the price and I am glad that I did. First, the editor does a great job with Haskell. It has an Xcode-like interface which makes it immediately familiar for a lot of programmers on the Mac. While the keyboard shortcuts are not an exact one-to-one with Xcode, the author did make sure to align with the most important ones. And it offers a live playground which allows you to learn Haskell interactively or experiment with an idea or existing piece of code. Anyone who has done any work with Playgrounds know how fantastic the visual REPL is. This one does not fall short in any way and relunctantly I will admit it is more responsive than Xcode’s. I haven’t explored if it offers any markup/markdown support, but the current version is well worth the investment even if you only use it to a) learn Haskell and b) occassionally pull it up to solve problems in Haskell So if you are trying to learn Haskell, I highly recommend this program.
Clay Borkholm's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
I come out of a C, C++, C# world, and Haskell has been a challenge for me to noodle...until this product came along. I read a couple of tutorials and overviews and messed with plugins for my traditional dev tooling…but still got kinda lost along the way. This product, together with it’s accompanying tutorial and sample projects, broke down all the barriers. The playground is awesome! It makes figuring out your mistakes (and you will make mistakes) easy and interactive. I found myself writing immensely powerful programs with very little code…demonstrating the power of the language. Some of these programs - very natural in Haskell - would be awkward or difficult with my traditional tools. It’s a credit to the authors to simply illustrate the power of functional programming early. That’s the big epiphany that folks encumbered with preconceptions similar to mine are looking for. I am grateful!
c_stillson's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
On a early 2015 macbook pro. Was broken out of the box, but thanks to excellent support from the developer I was able to get a working version. Since then it has worked flawlessly, and been the perfect platform for learning Haskell.
arstyarst's Review of HaskellReviewed on 4/21/20 1:41 PM
This has made going through haskell books and tutorials so much more pleasant. I wish it was extensible and had code completion, but otherwise it was worth every penny!