Quick Clojure: Effective Functional Programming

Quick Clojure: Effective Functional Programming


Book Details

Publisher: N/A


Year: 2017

ISBN: 1484229517

File Size: 1.30 MB

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Book Description

Get up to speed with Clojure in this quick and practical primer. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of functional programming, data structures, sequences, destructuring, pattern matching, polymorphism, concurrency, conventions, and more. Author Mark McDonnell talks about organization with namespaces; how to change the language via macros; object-oriented programming; and creating command-line apps. Finally, he shows you how to write Clojure from shell languages and interfaces such as Vim.


After reading and using Quick Clojure, you'll come away with first-hand knowledge and advice on how to quickly adopt, use, and apply Clojure without all the theoretical baggage that bigger books can sometimes bring.

What You'll Learn

  • Work with data structures and their syntax
  • Discover OOP in Clojure with patterns, polymorphisms, pattern matching, and concurrency
  • Use conventions, organization, and namespaces in Clojure
  • Create command-line apps
  • Build various Clojure projects with the Leiningen IDE tool and framework

Who This Book Is For

Programmers with experience.  A Java background would be helpful, but not required.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is Clojure?
Chapter 2: Data Structures and Syntax
Chapter 3: Functional Programming
Chapter 4: Sequences
Chapter 5: Functions
Chapter 6: Destructuring
Chapter 7: Pattern Matching
Chapter 8: Concurrency
Chapter 9: Namespaces
Chapter 10: Macros
Chapter 11: Object Orientation
Chapter 12: Leiningen
Chapter 13: Command-Line Applications
Appendix A: Conventions
Appendix B: Writing Clojure with Vim