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Wiley-Blackwell
19 July 2016
Clear, practical Clojure for the professional programmer Professional Clojure is the experienced developer's guide to functional programming using the Clojure language. Designed specifically to meet the needs of professional developers, this book briefly introduces functional programming before skipping directly to the heart of using Clojure in a real-world setting. The discussion details the read-eval-print workflow that enables fast feedback loops, then dives into enterprise-level Clojure development with expert guidance on web services, testing, datomics, performance, and more. Read from beginning to end, this book serves as a clear, direct guide to Clojure programming-but the comprehensive coverage and detail makes it extraordinarily useful as a quick reference for mid-project snags. The author team includes four professional Clojure developers, ensuring professional-level instruction from a highly practical perspective.

Clojure is an open-source programming language maintained and supported by Cognitect., and quickly gaining use across industries at companies like Amazon, Walmart, Facebook, Netflix, and more. This guide provides a concise, yet thorough resource for professional developers needing to quickly put Clojure to work.

Parse the difference between functional and object-oriented programming Understand Clojure performance and capabilities Develop reactive web pages using ClojureScript Adopt an REPL-driven development workflow Clojure is a modern dialect of Lisp, designed for concurrency and Java compatibility. It can be used with the Java virtual machine, Microsoft's Common Language Runtime, and JavaScript engines, providing a level of both versatility and functionality that is appealing to more and more enterprise-level developers. As requirements grow increasingly complex, stepping away from imperative programming can dramatically streamline the development workflow. Professional Clojure provides the expert instruction that gets professionals up to speed and back to work quickly.
By:   Jeremy Anderson, Michael Gaare, Justin Holguin, Nick Bailey, Timothy Pratley
Imprint:   Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 191mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   466g
ISBN:   9781119267270
ISBN 10:   1119267277
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   19 July 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

About the authors Jeremy Anderson is a Developer at Code Adept, and a Clojure contributor. Michael Gaare is the platform technical lead at Nextangles, a financial technology startup. Justin Holguin is a software engineer at Puppet Labs, where he specializes in Clojure backend services. Nick Bailey is a Clojure enthusiast and the maintainer of the Clojure java.jmx library. He is a software architect at DataStax. Timothy Pratley is a Clojure contributor at Outpace Systems, Inc. Visit us at wrox.com where you have access to free code samples, Programmer to Programmer forums, and discussions on the latest happenings in the industry from around the world.

Reviews for Professional Clojure

A book that makes you think, from the first chapter's dive into thoughtful code-led examples, and covers web services, testing and performance. Brings you closer to functional thinking. (MagPi, October 2016)


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