Living Clojure
An Introduction and Training Plan for Developers
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: April 2015
Pages: 242

If you’re an experienced programmer who has not worked with Clojure before, this guide is the perfect thorough but gentle introduction for you. Author Carin Meier not only provides a practical overview of this JVM language and its functional programming concepts, but also includes a complete hands-on training course to help you learn Clojure in a structured way.

The first half of the book takes you through Clojure’s unique design and lets you try your hand at two Clojure projects, including a web app. The holistic course in second half provides you with critical tools and resources, including ways to plug into the Clojure community.

  • Understand the basic structure of a Clojure expression
  • Learn how to shape and control code in a functional way
  • Discover how Clojure handles real-world state and concurrency
  • Take advantage of Java classes and learn how Clojure handles polymorphism
  • Manage and use libraries in a Clojure project
  • Use the core.async library for asynchronous and concurrent communication
  • Explore the power of macros in Clojure programming
  • Learn how to think in Clojure by following the book’s seven-week training course
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5.0

The best starting Clojure book you can find

By Chad Stovern

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    Comments about oreilly Living Clojure:

    This book is fantastic. It's the best introduction to Clojure I've found.

    The book systematically walks you through all the important concepts in the language will easy to understand non-boring examples. The author also states more than once "if you don't grasp everything right away, let it wash over you, it will make more sense when you start your training." (paraphrased)

    This all leads up to giving you the tools and practice you need to embark on a 7 week journey of daily practice, very similar to the couch to 5k program to get people from non-activity to running a 5k in a sane incremental manner.

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    5.0

    A gentle introduction to Clojure

    By Juanjo M.

    from Toledo, Spain

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      Comments about oreilly Living Clojure:

      A great resource for programmers without any Clojure knowledge. Not for the seasoned Clojure programming, but great for people making the transition from other Lisp dialects.

       
      5.0

      Great introduction to Clojure

      By RoFeld

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      Comments about oreilly Living Clojure:

      Living Clojure - is great introduction to Clojure language. Samples in the book is very easy to understand and to follow.

       
      5.0

      Good Book on Clojure

      By bird

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        Comments about oreilly Living Clojure:

        It was what I needed and expected and I needed the introduction to the features. It covered topics that I found useful.

        When I buy a book I look at the table of contents and skim the book (that way I won't buy a book I don't need) that way I understand what I'm getting (and won't be disappointed). This was a good book.

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        5.0

        A great resource to learn clojure

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          Comments about oreilly Living Clojure:

          Learning Clojure is a great way to learn Clojure if you are already an experienced programmer.

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          Does every Clojure book need a section on language features

          By faa

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          Comments about oreilly Living Clojure:

          Sorry, mainly a rehash. Maybe one or two chapters had something I didn't already know about the language. If you've done work in the language, it's too introductory. If you know nothing, it's probably OK.

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