Alexander Granin

is creating Technical Book "Functional Design and Architecture"

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Hey, I like that you like functional programming! Thank you for your pledging. Just remember we're doing this because the community needs this knowledge.


  • Your name in the list of supporters of the book on its web page.
  • Early access to the book. Namely, a link to the online editor with a raw text. You'll see me writing the text real-time.
  • A personal digital copy of the book when it's finished, edited and properly styled.
  • T̶w̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶o̶n̶t̶h̶,̶ ̶I̶'̶l̶l̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶p̶o̶s̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶c̶r̶e̶t̶ ̶s̶t̶o̶r̶i̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶h̶o̶w̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶r̶i̶t̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶e̶c̶h̶n̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶b̶o̶o̶k̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶a̶ ̶f̶a̶m̶o̶u̶s̶ ̶p̶u̶b̶l̶i̶s̶h̶e̶r̶.̶ ̶I̶n̶s̶i̶d̶e̶s̶,̶ ̶m̶a̶t̶e̶r̶i̶a̶l̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶e̶r̶n̶a̶l̶ ̶k̶i̶t̶c̶h̶e̶n̶,̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶e̶r̶n̶a̶l̶ ̶r̶e̶v̶i̶e̶w̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶c̶e̶s̶s̶,̶ ̶r̶e̶v̶i̶e̶w̶e̶r̶s̶'̶ ̶s̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶a̶d̶v̶i̶s̶e̶s̶.̶.̶.̶ ̶D̶r̶a̶m̶a̶ ̶i̶n̶c̶l̶u̶d̶e̶d̶!̶ (7 Stories made)
  • Once a month, I'll be recording a tech screencast for you about details of Functional Design and Architecture. I'm happy to explain things you're wondering about, so don't hesitate to send me your themes and questions!
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You're awesome. Just awesome.


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As a transcendental being, you already know any words coming to my mind. Anyway, thank you very much.


  • All the previous benefits.
  • Your name in the Acknowledges page of the book.
  • A̶f̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶p̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶w̶r̶i̶t̶t̶e̶n̶,̶ ̶I̶'̶l̶l̶ ̶c̶r̶e̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶v̶i̶d̶e̶o̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶e̶c̶h̶n̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶t̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶n̶k̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶s̶u̶p̶p̶o̶r̶t̶.̶

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About

Hello, my name is Alexander Granin, and this is the campaign to support my book "Functional Design and Architecture" that I'm working on. This is a book about the practices and approaches to create applications using pure functional language such as Haskell.

I'm an experienced software developer, researcher, writer and speaker. I'm passionate about functional programming and Haskell, and my mission is to make functional programming more attractive and accessible for all. To achieve this, I'm researching many advanced techniques of software development in functional languages and presenting the results to the community as technical articles, conference talks and showcase projects.

The book "Functional Design and Architecture" is the most valuable thing I ever made. It aims to consolidate all the knowledge about how to create big applications in pure functional manner. This area is not yet covered well, but the community has invented a lot of approaches, and we need to make a comprehensive source of knowledge as it was done for Object-Oriented Programming already.

The book is 100% written and published online in its draft. It's 0% edited and now I'm in the editing process.

But working on the text is not the only thing I should do. To prove that the main topics are valid, I'm developing the two showcase projects ("Hydra" and "Andromeda") that are based on these techniques. So I would like to work on the book more, and this needs a sponsorship as it's really can't be done other way around. It took more than year to write the first five chapters, and this doesn't include polishing and post-production. So I expect to write the rest five chapters in year, and then 6 more months will be needed to post-process this raw material into a real book.

The book is free. All the chapters will be available online. The book is free in its draft form. It will require edits and style corrections, and this edition will be only available for patrons and book buyers. When the book is finished, I'll try also to publish it in paper.

I would really appreciate your help for giving this project  a light. Not only me; the whole community of developers will benefit from this work.

You can find my plan here.

"Functional Design and Architecture" book


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P.S. Thanks to Bartosz Milewski for the pictures of my tiers.
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