Building Microservices with Clojure
A Practical Introduction to Tooling, Development, and Deployment
By Scott Rehorn
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2015
Run time: 2 hours 0 minutes

In this Building Microservices with Clojure and Pedestal training course, expert author Scott Rehorn will teach you how to set up, modify, and deploy a basic microservice based on Clojure and Pedestal. This course is designed for users that already have programming experience.

You will start by learning about the stack and toolchain, then jump into using Pedestal. From there, Scott will teach you how to use Pedestal as a web services framework to handle request and response routing and content handling. This video tutorial also covers persistence, how to protect your endpoints with a simple API key strategy, and how to use XML in Clojure. Finally, you will learn about Java Interop.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of setting up, modifying, and deploying a microservice with Clojure and Pedestal.

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Good introduction to Clojure

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    Comments about oreilly Building Microservices with Clojure:

    This short video set is a good introduction to clojure, and covers the full stack for installation, coding, and deployment.

    Pros:

    * Great pacing, building up from simpler to more complex code
    * Good overview of Clojure, Pedestal, leiningen, LightTable (including nrepl), and the integration of the toolchain
    * Hands-on with small code snippets

    Cons:

    * Couldn't access/locate the source code repo mentioned in the videos (I viewed via Safari; purchased videos may have their own access)
    * A few steps appeared to be skipped (but it wasn't hard to figure them out)

    I did use MongoLab instead of Compose.io for the hosted database section without issue.

    I wouldn't recommend it for complete novices or people who haven't done any Java programming. I've done only a little Java programming, and I was able to work through the course without much issue.

    Overall, I recommend this course for anyone interested in Clojure, as it's a fun and easy way to get started. It looks like a decent price point on the video for purchase as well.

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