* Clojure is a functional language. Data structures are immutable, and functions tend to be side-effect free. This makes it easier to write correct programs, and to compose large programs from smaller ones. * Clojure is concurrent. Rather than error-prone locking, Clojure provides software transactional memory. * Clojure embraces Java. Calling from Clojure to Java is direct, and goes through no translation layer. * Clojure is fast. Wherever you need it, you can get the exact same performance that you could get from hand-written Java code. Many other languages offer some of these features, but the combination of them all makes Clojure sparkle. Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition shows you why these features are so important, and how you can use Clojure to build powerful programs quickly. Reviewers called the first edition of Programming Clojure "a masterwork," "well-organized and easy-to-read," "a great reference," "a mature and polished guide," and "a real pleasure to read." This second edition not only provides up-to-date coverage of the language, but is a fantastic reference that you can keep close to you during the development of your own Clojure programs.
What You Need: * Oracle JDK 6 * A text editor
Publisher: The Pragmatic Programmers
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 229 x 191 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
""Clojure is one of the most interesting languages out there right now, and the best way of learning Clojure just got better. The second edition of "Programming Clojure" adds up-to-date information, plenty of practical examples, and a ton of useful tips on how to learn, work with, and succeed with Clojure.""--Ola Bini, Creator of Ioke language, developer, ThoughtWorks
""The authors have charted the smoothest path yet to Clojure fluency with this well-organized and easy-to-read book. They have a knack for creating simple and effective examples that demonstrate how the language's unique features fit together.""""
--Chris Houser Primary Clojure contributor and library author
""Clojure is a beautiful, elegant, and very powerful language on the JVM. It's like a cathedral: you could wander into it, but you'd prefer the company of a knowledgeable guide who can give you their perspective, to help you grasp and appreciate the architecture and the art. In this book you can enjoy and benefit from the company of not one, but two seasoned developers who have the depth of knowledge and the perspective you need.""""
--Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, Award-winning author and founder of Agile Developer, Inc.