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© 2010

Practical Clojure

  • Authors
  • Editors
  • Clay Andres
  • Steve Anglin
  • Mark Beckner
  • Ewan Buckingham
  • Gary Cornell
  • Jonathan Gennick
  • Jonathan Hassell
  • Michelle Lowman
  • Matthew Moodie
  • Duncan Parkes
  • Jeffrey Pepper
  • Frank Pohlmann
  • Douglas Pundick
  • Ben Renow-Clarke
  • Dominic Shakeshaft
  • Matt Wade
  • Tom Welsh
  • Jim Markham
  • Tracy Brown
  • Katie Stence
  • This 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.

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 1-15
  3. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 17-27
  4. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 29-49
  5. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 51-71
  6. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 73-94
  7. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 95-113
  8. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 115-126
  9. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 127-131
  10. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 133-142
  11. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 143-157
  12. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 159-166
  13. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
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  14. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 179-187
  15. Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra
    Pages 189-198
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 199-210

About this book

Introduction

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

Keywords

Clojure Java control controlling functional programming management parallel programming performance programming programming language

About the authors

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.

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