Lately we have been on the search for a Haskell Developer. As we are reaching the final phases of our development it has come to my attention that they may be hard to come by.
Why is that?
A technology that has been in development since the 1990’s you would think there would be more. However we are finding that is not the case. We understand that the stable development of this Functional Programming language came about maybe in 2010 or so. It’s not as if other companies are not using it.
Currently the Companies we are aware of that have Haskell Developers are Facebook, IBM, Twitter, NASA, AT&T, NVIDIA, Microsoft, Keera Studios, and I am sure a few others.
With some of the top companies in tech using this language the scarcity of the developers is jarring.
Our first meeting with developers they tried to convince us to use their blockchain and that Haskell wasn’t worth it as it would be difficult for us to manage. Haskell is not only a language that allows us to consolidate other programming languages but the compiling speed is said to be faster than others functional programming languages.
Now I am by no means an expert programmer not but I do know a few things about myself and our company. While I get it sounds great to just go the easy route we are developing technology that isn’t about “easy” its about functional and in order to give our users the best experience it needs to work with the Blockchain we have chosen as well as the other technologies that we have merged together for our proof of concept.
Cutting corners is not an option because its too difficult for “some” developers.
That is not what we are about.