Clojure for the Brave and True

Clojure for the Brave and True By Daniel Higginbotham, Clojure for the Brave and True For weeks months nay from the very moment you were born you ve felt it calling to you At long last you ll be united with the programming language you ve been longing for Clojure As a Lisp style func
  • Title: Clojure for the Brave and True
  • Author: Daniel Higginbotham
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  • Clojure for the Brave and True By Daniel Higginbotham, For weeks, months nay from the very moment you were born, you ve felt it calling to you At long last you ll be united with the programming language you ve been longing for Clojure As a Lisp style functional programming language, Clojure lets you write robust and elegant code, and because it runs on the Java Virtual Machine, you can take advantage of the vast Java ecosyFor weeks, months nay from the very moment you were born, you ve felt it calling to you At long last you ll be united with the programming language you ve been longing for Clojure As a Lisp style functional programming language, Clojure lets you write robust and elegant code, and because it runs on the Java Virtual Machine, you can take advantage of the vast Java ecosystem Clojure for the Brave and True offers a dessert first approach you ll start playing with real programs immediately, as you steadily acclimate to the abstract but powerful features of Lisp and functional programming Inside you ll find an offbeat, practical guide to Clojure, filled with quirky sample programs that catch cheese thieves and track glittery vampires.Learn how to Wield Clojure s core functions Use Emacs for Clojure development Write macros to modify Clojure itself Use Clojure s tools to simplify concurrency and parallel programmingClojure for the Brave and True assumes no prior experience with Clojure, the Java Virtual Machine, or functional programming Are you ready, brave reader, to meet your true destiny Grab your best pair of parentheses you re about to embark on an epic journey into the world of Clojure
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      Daniel Higginbotham is a full stack developer and writer living in Durham, North Carolina He attended St John s College.

    603 thoughts on “Clojure for the Brave and True”

    1. Great intro to Clojure I m mixed on the humor and sort of storytelling style sometimes I just skipped past or wasn t interested, but at the same time, it s nice to see something not so serious and adding a bit of fun to a programming book Also, I enjoyed the order of topics, and the less deep coverage This let me get up and going quickly, while covering a pretty large swath of the language I got enough that I can then dig further into areas I m interested in or need to, etc at my own pace About [...]


    2. My first book on Clojure or Lisp, in general It s a solid introduction, and the Emacs tutorial was also very helpful with getting an environment setup something most other books leave as an exercise from the reader Though often a non trivial one My first time reading through, I started getting lost by the later chapters but nothing beats getting hands on and doing some real programming exercises or projects This book does provide exercises, but I found them a little tedious and starting skipping [...]


    3. Update I have read half of the book and now I can say that I like it than I did in the beginning I think that whether you like this book or not depends on your what is your preferred style of programming books This book in my opinion tries to be friendly and funny than to teach you stuff It prioritizes the fun part This means that it tries to craft examples that are first and foremost funny than understandable This may end up in 40 50 lines of code to show you how loop works hobbit hit exampl [...]


    4. Great introduction to Clojure and Emacs Pretty straightforward, with practical examples that are easy to follow Even now that I have been writing Clojure for a couple of months, I still use the online version every now and again as a quick reference Would recommend it to anyone interested in the language.


    5. Useful book, but a bit too much silliness The silliness can be mostly ignored, though at times it makes the examples harder to understand Here and there it did work out though.I have had Scheme in the past, so the basics were quickly gone through I do not care for emacs so Chapter 2 was skipped From Chapter 6 onwards, things got interesting as it was newer territory I avoided macros in Scheme, so Chapters 7 and 8 were also useful I skipped the coreync chapter as it is not that useful for me rig [...]


    6. This book is awesome It will be hard to any other technical book make me laugh like that, the content is hilarious and immersive In this reading, I learned how to use Clojure and how to deal with Leiningen, coreync and a little bit of Java If you want to start with Clojure, I think this is the most accurate indication.


    7. It is the great book to learn clojure lang I highly recommend this book if you would like to learn lisp like language and get a lot of fun to practice your programming skills using functional approach.




    8. Very nice and clear introduction to Clojure, touching on the topics Clojure is good for mainly concurrency and dealing with immutable data.



    9. Unique, fun approach to teaching a new language Walks the line between engaging and overboard, and mostly stays on the right side



    10. Gives a good introduction to the Clojure programming language, assuming that you know nothing about it in advance.I consumed this book by following along and typing in everything, including setting up Emacs on my Windows 10 system While the book assumes that you re running on Linux or Mac, I found that once I was over the hurdle of getting Emacs working with Clojure on Windows, most things worked without further trouble.The tone of the book is lighthearted, with lots of silliness thrown into the [...]



    11. The book was ok ish Examples range from a rather very complex to blatant ones Some topics covered I feel like they shouldn t be included into the book, for example, the whole chapter on learning Emacs is a bit unnecessary.Topics covered could have been structured and well thought of, especially in terms of chapter composition material covered and complexity entropy.There is also a wide variety of lesser importance information without going too close to the metal.If you re looking for something [...]


    12. I think this is one of the best introductions to Clojure available disclaimer I ve only read part of The Joy of Clojure and this It is a fun read and it has very good explanations for some difficult concepts The analogies are sometimes a little silly, but that is part of the charm of the book I would not recommend it to someone that has not done any programming before, but it is at a good level for people that have not done any functional programming It is also written to be useful for someone t [...]


    13. This book covers all the basics free online well structuredLiked author s opinions on OOP vs functional programming, mutation vs creating multiple versions history Didn t like chapter 9 The Sacred Art of Concurrent and Parallel Programming The Three Goblins the challenges, which arise from concurrent programming could be expressed clearly and there are of them than 3 Overall 4.5


    14. A fantastic introductionary book to clojure.No requirement to know Java as it introduces the lanuage as a standalone although the second last chapter briefly goes over using java libraries.Recommended to anyone wanting to learn a lisp based lanuage, or even functional programming There is an initial learning curve with clojure, but you ll get an A ha moment about half way through this book and understand why it s an important lanuage.



    15. New to Clojure Start here For what should be a technical read dry book, the author s sense of humor and penchant for teaching by examples mini projects make it both entertaining and illuminating Yes, it s available online for free But frankly buy it if you can.


    16. A solid introduction to Clojure written in an easily digestible style As someone who already groks FP lisp style, but not Clojure, I got quite a lot out of the book especially considering it s a WIP.


    17. By far the most enjoyable book on a programming language I ve ever read Strikes a good balance between philosophy of Clojure and its utility Strife with useful examples and colorful language Made me sound smart when I had to do a presentation on the language.


    18. OK, I m starting to read this book in earnest now I read some of it online and within a few pages knew I wanted to just buy it I ve had many stops and starts with programming but because of this fantastic book, I strongly believe I will one day be a competent coder Thank you, Daniel




    19. If you want to get into clojure, look no further This book gives a very good introduction to clojure and the ideas behind the language.Totally worth it.



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