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8 Top Free and Open Source Haskell Web Frameworks

Last Updated on May 26, 2022

One of the types of software that’s important for a web developer is the web framework. A framework “is a code library that makes a developer’s life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications” by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations. By saving development time, developers can concentrate on application logic rather than mundane elements.

A web framework offers the developer a choice about how to solve a specific problem. By using a framework, a developer lets the framework control portions of their application. While it’s perfectly possible to code a web application without using a framework, it’s more practical to use one.

Haskell is a standardized, general-purpose, polymorphically statically typed, lazy, purely functional language, very different from many programming languages. It enables developers to produce software that’s clear, concise, and correct.

When it comes to web development, there are a fairly wide range of Haskell frameworks available. The choice depends on finding the right tool for the job at hand. Here’s our pick of the finest Haskell web frameworks.

Best Free and Open Source Haskwell Web Frameworks

Let’s explore the 8 Haskell web frameworks. For each program we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.

Haskell Web Frameworks
YesodDevelop type-safe, RESTful, high performance web applications
MisoSmall, production-ready, "isomorphic" Haskell front-end framework
IHPModern batteries-included haskell web framework, built on top of Haskell and Nix
servantSet of Haskell libraries for writing type-safe web applications
scottyWeb framework inspired by Ruby's Sinatra, using WAI and Warp
ObeliskBuild high-quality web and mobile applications very quickly using Reflex
HappstackPowerful web framework with a rich API. There's also happstack-lite
SnapFramework that's built for speed, simplicity, and stability
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