Answers about the Yesod book

February 2, 2012

GravatarMichael Snoyman

Thanks to everyone for the very positive response about the upcoming Yesod book! There were various questions floating around the comments, Google+, Reddit, and email, so I just wanted to give as thorough a set of answers as I could.

  • The book will be available in paperback and ebook format, supporting Mobi and ePub.
  • For the ebook, you can get it directly from O'Reilly, which means you'll get updates. It will also be available from various other sources: Amazon, Nook store, iBookstore, Kobo, and more.
  • I know Amazon says the book is 100 pages; that was just an initial guess from who knows when. The book is close to 300 pages.
  • The book is being updated as we're making changes to Yesod. The goal is to release the book not long after Yesod 1.0. The book should cover that release.
    • The current book on this site covers 0.9. There's a beta version that covers 0.10.
  • Some people believe the book is imbued with magical powers, and can cure people of all ailments and turn lead into gold. That's absolutely ridiculous; lead can't be turned into gold.

If you have any other questions, let me know, I'll try to keep the post up-to-date with answers.

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