Clojure Programming

Clojure Programming

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By (author) Chas Emerick, By (author) Brian Carper, By (author) Christophe Grand

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 632 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 229mm x 38mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 1449394701
  • ISBN 13: 9781449394707
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 120,886

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Learn what many Java programmers have recently discovered: the Clojure language offers a practical alternative for solving demanding problems, using existing Java libraries, frameworks, and services. With this book, you get a solid grounding in Clojure fundamentals, based on the environments you already familiar with-whether you're working with data, concurrency, application interfaces, or other challenges. Learn how this JVM language can make your work simpler and help you be more productive. Clojure Programming demonstrates the language's flexibility and wide use by taking a Java project and converting it to Clojure. This in-depth look also shows Ruby and Python developers that Closure is just as expressive and sophisticated with one added advantage: all the resources of the JVM. * Learn how to switch to Clojure without losing your investment in the Java platform * Understand the advantages of Clojure as a dialect of the Lisp language * Discover how this language works in several problem domains * Apply it in different data environments, including big data solutions with Hadoop * Use Clojure as a scripting language, a driver for Swing/SWT interfaces, and other functions * Deploy large web applications across tens or hundreds of nodes with Clojure

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Chas Emerick is the founder of Snowtide Informatics, a small software company in Western Massachusetts where he is the technical lead for PDFTextStream, a PDF content extraction library for Java and .NET. He has been a consistent presence in the Clojure community since early 2008, has had contributions included in the core language, been involved in dozens of Clojure open source projects, and was an invited speaker at the first Clojure Conj in 2010. Chas writes about Clojure, software development practices, entrepreneurship, and other passions at cemerick.com. Brian Carper is a professional programmer in the field of psychological research. Since 2008 he's used Clojure for data analysis and web development at work and at home. He's the author of a Clojure-to-CSS compiler and relational database library, and writes about Clojure and other topics at http://briancarper.net. Christophe Grand is an independent consultant, based near Lyon, France. He tutors, trains and codes primarily in Clojure. He joined the Clojure Community in 2008, and became a contributor to the core language. He also authored of the Enlive and Moustache libaries and is a contributor to Counterclockwise, the Clojure IDE for Eclipse. Christophe was a speaker at the first Clojure Conj and writes on Clojure at clj-me.cgrand.net.