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Practical Clojure

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Publisher Comments:

Clojure is the best all-purpose programming language that I have yet to encounter in my software development career. When I first began learning it, I found myself thrilled and satisfied in ways that I can only recall experiencing once beforewhen I received my first computer, and entered those first few commands and watched in delight as it responded with precision to my instructions.

Over the years, of course, much of the charm of programming wore off. The excitement of imposing my will on a complex machine gradually became lost as I repeatedly slogged through the same exercises and patterns, overcoming with difficulty the inherent complexities of ever-larger systems. But with Clojure, I noticed a curious shift. I began, once more, to enjoy the act of programming. Not just the act of creation and planning, which I've always liked, but even implementing low-level, "everyday" routines.

Programming in Clojure is like removing a restrictive suitonce more, you'll feel like you are actually in control, expressing yourself to the program directly rather than through layers of vaguely necessary indirection. You will be impressed and pleased with Clojure's expressiveness, allowing scope for creativity and original abstractions. Instead of programs becoming more complex and difficult to understand as they grow, Clojure programs become simpler and more expressive. More than that, Clojure will encourage you to try things that are simply too complicated to do regularly in other languages: concurrency, immutability, and lazy data structures. Plus since it runs on the JVM, you can use the same platform, libraries, and tools that you are comfortable with.

I hope that this book opens the same doors for you as it did for me, and shows Clojure to be the fun, expressive, and mature language that I have found it to be.

Sincerely, Luke VanderHart

Synopsis:

This book is the first definitive reference for the Clojure language, providing both an introduction to functional programming in general and a more specific introduction to Clojure’s features. This book demonstrates the use of the language through examples, including features such as STM and immutability, which may be new to programmers coming from other languages.
  • Overview of functional programming and description of what sets Clojure apart from other languages
  • Detailed explanation of Clojure’s special features
  • Examples of real-world tasks that are well-suited to Clojure’s capabilities, starting with simple tasks and moving on to more complex applications
What you’ll learn
  • What Clojure is—more than just another Lisp
  • How to set up a Clojure environment
  • The structure and syntax of a Clojure program
  • Java interoperability
  • How to use Clojure for real-world tasks
  • Common idioms of Clojure code
Who is this book for?

There are two audiences for this book: any technical person desiring to know what Clojure is and why they might want to use it, and any programmer desiring to learn and use the language. The goals of these two audiences mesh nicely, given that Clojure has several new, cutting-edge features that programmers are unlikely to have encountered before.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781430272304
Publisher:
Apress
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Author:
Sierra, Stuart
Author:
Van Der Hart, Luke
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming Languages - LISP
Subject:
Computer Languages-Java
Subject:
Computer Languages-Lisp
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
210

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Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » Java
Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » Lisp
Computers and Internet » Programming » Open Source
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages

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Product details 210 pages Apress - English 9781430272304 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book is the first definitive reference for the Clojure language, providing both an introduction to functional programming in general and a more specific introduction to Clojure’s features. This book demonstrates the use of the language through examples, including features such as STM and immutability, which may be new to programmers coming from other languages.
  • Overview of functional programming and description of what sets Clojure apart from other languages
  • Detailed explanation of Clojure’s special features
  • Examples of real-world tasks that are well-suited to Clojure’s capabilities, starting with simple tasks and moving on to more complex applications
What you’ll learn
  • What Clojure is—more than just another Lisp
  • How to set up a Clojure environment
  • The structure and syntax of a Clojure program
  • Java interoperability
  • How to use Clojure for real-world tasks
  • Common idioms of Clojure code
Who is this book for?

There are two audiences for this book: any technical person desiring to know what Clojure is and why they might want to use it, and any programmer desiring to learn and use the language. The goals of these two audiences mesh nicely, given that Clojure has several new, cutting-edge features that programmers are unlikely to have encountered before.

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