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The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition is a deep look at the Clojure language. Fully updated for Clojure 1.6, this new edition goes beyond just syntax to show you the "why" of Clojure and how to write fluent Clojure code. You'll learn functional and declarative approaches to programming and will master the techniques that make Clojure so elegant and efficient.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
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About the Book
The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition is a deep account of the Clojure language. Fully updated for Clojure 1.6, this new edition goes beyond the syntax to show you how to write fluent Clojure code. You'll learn functional and declarative approaches to programming and will master techniques that make Clojure elegant and efficient. The book shows you how to solve hard problems related to concurrency, interoperability, and performance, and how great it can be to think in the Clojure way.
Appropriate for readers with some experience using Clojure or common Lisp.
- Build web apps using ClojureScript
- Master functional programming techniques
- Simplify concurrency
- Covers Clojure 1.6
About the Authors
Michael Fogus and Chris Houser are contributors to the Clojure and ClojureScript programming languages and the authors of various Clojure libraries and language features.
Table of Contents
PART 1 FOUNDATIONS
- Clojure philosophy
- Drinking from the Clojure fire hose
- Dipping your toes in the pool
PART 2 DATA TYPES
- On scalars
- Collection types
PART 3 FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING
- Being lazy and set in your ways
- Functional programming
PART 4 LARGE-SCALE DESIGN
- Combining data and code
- Mutation and concurrency
PART 5 HOST SYMBIOSIS
- Why ClojureScript?
PART 6 TANGENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS
- Data-oriented programming
- Thinking programs
- Clojure changes the way you think
The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition has been fully updated to cover the new and improved features of Clojure 1.5. It goes beyond the syntax and tells the "why" of Clojure and shows how to write fluent, idiomatic Clojure code. Readers will learn to approach programming challenges from a functional perspective and master the Lisp techniques that make Clojure so efficient and elegant. It also tackles hard software areas like concurrency, interoperability, performance, and more.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
About the Author
is a programmer in the DC area specializing in artificial intelligence, compilation, code generation, and distributed simulation systems. He is also a contributor to the Clojure and ClojureScript programming languages and author of various Clojure-contrib libraries.
Chris Houser is a software developer at LonoCloud. His lifelong passion for programming began when he was a child and drives him to continue learning and exploring new languages today. He's currently a primary contributor to Clojure and has implemented several features for the language.