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Practical Clojure

Practical Clojure

by Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
     
 

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 software transactional memory (STM) and immutability, which may be

Overview

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 software transactional memory (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 this book is 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.

Table of Contents
  1. The Clojure Way
  2. The Clojure Environment
  3. Controlling Program Flow
  4. Data in Clojure
  5. Sequences
  6. State Management
  7. Namespaces and Libraries
  8. Metadata
  9. Multimethods and Hierarchies
  10. Java Interoperability
  11. Parallel Programming
  12. Macros and Metaprogramming
  13. Datatypes and Protocols
  14. Performance

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430272304
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
06/06/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
576 KB

Meet the Author

Luke VanderHart is a professional software developer living and working in Washington, D.C. as a consultant with NuWave Solutions. He has more than five years of experience working with the Java platform, and has worked on programs ranging from distributed client-server networks serving and synchronizing semantic XML data, to GUI development using Java Swing, to enterprise web portals serving tens of thousands of pages per day. He is a very active member of the Clojure community.
bStuart Sierra/b is an actor, writer, musician, and programmer in New York City. As assistant director of the Program on Law and Technology at Columbia University, he was the lead developer of the groundbreaking legal search engine AltLaw.org, one of the first production web sites using Clojure. He is the author of many popular open-source Clojure libraries, including a testing framework, I/O utilities and an HTTP client. Sometimes he blogs at stuartsierra.com.

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