This book is the first definitive reference for the Clojure language, providing both an introduction to functional programming in general and a more specific introduction to Clojure's features. This book demonstrates the use of the language through examples, including features such assoftware transactional memory (STM)and immutability, which may be new to programmers comin...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 26th 2010 by Apress
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There are a couple of ways of evaluating a book like this. The first is to compare it against other books of its kind. Since this is the first book I have read about the Clojure programming language, I can't really say if this is better than the (singular) alternative text. However, being recently published, it does have the opportunity to be a little more up-to-date, an opportunity that Practical Clojure utilizes to include a chapter on Datatypes and Protocols, two features added in Clojure 1.2...more
Not as well-written as Stuart Halloway's Programming Clojure, but the killer feature Practical Clojure is being recent enough to cover Clojure version 1.2. Features like protocols, reify, et al are important topics for Clojure programmers to understand. An update version of Stu's book or the upcoming Clojure in Action from Manning might be better options at a later date, but, if you're buying a Clojure book today, this should be your choice.
Very good & concise introduction into Clojure programming language. This book contains all necessary information about language, including experimental features, such as Protocols & Datatypes. Although, it doesn't contain much complete examples, in difference to Programming Clojure...
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