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Amit Rathore
  • November 2011
  • ISBN 9781935182597
  • 432 pages

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Clojure in Action is a hands-on tutorial for the working programmer who has written code in a language like Java or Ruby, but has no prior experience with Lisp. It teaches Clojure from the basics to advanced topics using practical, real-world application examples. Blow through the theory and dive into practical matters like unit-testing and environment set-up, all the way through building a scalable web-application using domain-specific languages, Hadoop, HBase, and RabbitMQ.

about the technology

Clojure is a modern Lisp for the JVM, and it has the strengths you'd expect: first-class functions, macros, support for functional programming, and a Lisp-like, clean programming style.

about the book

Clojure in Action is a practical guide focused on applying Clojure to practical programming challenges. You'll start with a language tutorial written for readers who already know OOP. Then, you'll dive into the use cases where Clojure really shines: state management, safe concurrency and multicore programming, first-class code generation, and Java interop. In each chapter, you'll first explore the unique characteristics of a problem area and then discover how to tackle them using Clojure. Along the way, you'll explore practical matters like architecture, unit testing, and set-up as you build a scalable web application that includes custom DSLs, Hadoop, HBase, and RabbitMQ.

what's inside

  • A fast-paced Clojure tutorial
  • Creating web services with Clojure
  • Scaling through messaging
  • Creating DSLs with Clojure's macro system
  • Test-driven development with Clojure
  • li>Distributed programming with Clojure, and more

about the reader

This book assumes you're familiar with an OO language like Java, C#, or C++ but requires no background in Lisp or Clojure itself.

about the author

Amit Rathore is a VP of Engineering with a decade of experience building highly performant, data-heavy web applications.

An easy to read book and a great way to get up-to-speed on Clojure.

Craig Smith, Suncorp

Down-to-earth and thorough.

Stuart Caborn, BNP Paribas

Explains functional programming with Java.

Doug Warren, Java Web Services

An intriguing mix of emerging tech.

Andrew Oswald, Chariot Solutions

Teaches you how to put Clojure into action at warp speed!

Baishampayan Ghose, Qotd, Inc.