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Realm Of Racket
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Matthias Felleisen Conrad Barski
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Realm Of Racket

Matthias Felleisen Conrad Barski David Van Horn Northeastern University


No Starch Press,US

Computing & IT;
Program concepts & learning to program;
Functional programming;
Programming & scripting languages: general


294 pages

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Racket is a descendant of Lisp, a programming language renowned for its elegance, power, and challenging learning curve. But while Racket retains the functional goodness of Lisp, it was designed with beginning programmers in mind. Realm of Racket is your introduction to the Racket language. In Realm of Racket, you'll learn to program by creating increasingly complex games. Your journey begins with the Guess My Number game and coverage of some basic Racket etiquette. Next you'll dig into syntax and semantics, lists, structures, and conditionals, and learn to work with recursion and the GUI as you build the Robot Snake game. After that it's on to lambda and mutant structs (and an Orc Battle), and fancy loops and the Dice of Doom. Finally, you'll explore laziness, AI, distributed games, and the Hungry Henry game. As you progress through the games, chapter checkpoints and challenges help reinforce what you've learned. Offbeat comics keep things fun along the way. As you travel through the

By:   Matthias Felleisen, Conrad Barski, David Van Horn, Northeastern University
Imprint:   No Starch Press,US
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 179mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   744g
ISBN:   9781593274917
ISBN 10:   1593274912
Pages:   294
Publication Date:   August 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

<p>Professor Matthias Felleisen is one of the original authors of the Racket language and a co-author of The Little Schemer and How to Design Programs. In 1995, Felleisen launched the TeachScheme! Project, reaching out to high schools with a radically novel computing curriculum. Felleisen is the 2012 recipient of the ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) Lifetime Achievement Award as well as its Most Influential Paper Award. He is currently a Trustee Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.<p>Conrad Barski has an M.D. from the University of Miami, as well as nearly 20 years of programming experience. Currently, he is developing cardiology software for Wolters Kluwer Health. He is also an avid cartoonist, having created the popular alien Lisp mascot as well as many graphical web tutorials, including the Casting SPELs series. He is active in the D.C. developer community and an organizer of FringeDC, a group interested in fringe programming languages, where he gets to indulge in his love for Lispy programming languages with other DC language geeks.<p>David Van Horn is a research professor who has programmed in Racket and Scheme for over a decade.<p>Eight students of Northeastern University contributed to Realm of Racket: Forrest Bice, Rose DeMaio, Spencer Florence, Feng-Yun Mimi Lin, Scott Lindeman, Nicole Nussbaum, Eric Peterson, and Ryan Plessner.

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