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<ul><li><p><em>ICFP Contest Results</em>. CMU's Principles of Programming Group
 
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[http://icfpcontest.org announced] the results of this year's [http://icfp06.cs.uchicago.edu/ ICFP] programming contest. Congratulations to the winning team from Google, 'Team Smartass', (Christopher Hendrie, Derek Kisman, Ambrose Feinstein and Daniel Wright), who used Haskell along with C++, Bash and Python. Haskell has now been used by the winning team three years running! An honourable mention to team Lazy Bottoms, another Haskell team, who managed to crack several of the puzzles first. Five teams from the [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/IRC_channel #haskell IRC channel] were [http://icfpcontest.org/scoreboard.shtml placed] in the top 50. A video stream of the results announcement is [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6419094369756184531 available], shot and cut by Malcolm Wallace. Many thanks to the [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/Web/Groups/pop/pop.html CMU team] for organising such a great contest!</p></li>
 
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<li><p><em>New release of Hugs</em>. Ross Paterson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.hugs.user/493/ announced] a new minor release of Hugs, fixing a few bugs with the May 2006 release, and with libraries roughly matching the forthcoming GHC 6.6 release. It is available from [http://www.haskell.org/hugs/ the Hugs page].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>HAppS version 0.8.2</em>. Einar Karttunen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14292/ announced] the release of the Haskell Application Server version 0.8.2. HAppS is a Haskell web application server for building industrial strength internet applications safely, quickly, and easily. With HAppS you focus entirely on application functionality implemented in your favourite language and you don't have to worry about making sure all sorts of server subsystems are functioning properly. [http://happs.org/ More info].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Codec.Compression.GZip and .BZip</em>. Duncan Coutts
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14265/ released] two new packages: zlib and bzlib, which provide functions for compression and decompression in the gzip and bzip2 formats, directly on [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/fps.html ByteStrings]. Both provide pure functions on streams of data represented by lazy ByteStrings. This makes it easy to use either in memory or with disk or network IO. There is API documentation is available [http://haskell.org/~duncan/zlib/docs here] and [http://haskell.org/~duncan/bzlib/docs here].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>System Fc branch merged into GHC</em>. Manuel Chakravarty
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cvs.all/28297/ merged] the [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/SCP06.html System Fc] branch of GHC into GHC head. This is a significant development, adding extensions to GHC to support an [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/IntermediateTypes FC-based intermediate language], a new implementation of GADTs, along with indexed data types and indexed newtypes (generalised [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/CKPM05.html associated data types]). [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/TypeFunctions More details] about the implementation.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Job writing security software in Haskell</em>. Andrew Pimlott
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15439/ announced] that Planning Systems, Inc. has a job opportunity for Haskell programmers, writing a high-assurance authorization system. [http://www.plansys.com/careers/job_details.cfm?JobID=28 Job description].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Dr Haskell 0.1</em>. Neil Mitchell
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14285/ released] Dr Haskell, a tool to help suggest improvements to your Haskell code. Dr Haskell will analyse your code, and suggest shorter alternatives for rewriting. [http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~ndm/projects/drhaskell.php More details].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>BitSyntax for Haskell</em>. Adam Langley
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14287/ released] a [http://www.imperialviolet.org/binary/bitsyntax/ bit syntax library] for Haskell, based on Erlang's [http://www.erlang.org/doc/doc-5.4.12/doc/programming_examples/bit_syntax.html bit syntax] (great for building and breaking up binary structures). Nice!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>File fuzzing</em>. Tim Newsham
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15386/ made available] FileH, a Haskell tool for generating test data via random file mutation. [http://www.isecpartners.com/file_fuzzers.html More details].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>A DSL for state machines</em>. Stephane Bortzmeyer
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15116/ announced] a Haskell implementation of a proposal to the IETF to standardize [http://www.cosmogol.fr/ a language] used for finite state machines (which are common in IETF standards). The reference implementation is [http://www.cosmogol.fr/shadok.html available].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>A language tag parser</em>. Stephane Bortzmeyer
 
announced [http://www.bortzmeyer.org/gabuzomeu-parsing-language-tags.html GaBuZoMeu], a set of programs to parse and check [http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry language tags] (see RFC 4646 produced by the IETF Working Group LTRU - Language Tag Registry Update).</p></li></ul>
 
 
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