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Living Clojure by Carin Meier
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Mar 31, 2017

it was amazing
bookshelves: sw-engineering, clojure, read-in-english

Enjoyable book for Clojure beginners

I met Carin (aka Gigasquid) on one of the (Middle) European Java conference and for me, she was the paramount of the gig. And because I'm returning to the Clojure after 5 years now, I grasped her book. It was a good choice.

In the beginning, Carin makes a good parallel - if you want to learn a new language, you should treat it like if you want to learn to run. It makes sense, you can't train for marathon in few weeks. Clojure is the same - you can learn the syntax and bunch of functions in couple of days. Maybe even a small project. But you won't stick. The biggest obstacle would be probably a mindset.

Start slowly, no rush. You can run like hell, like Alice in Wonderland, but you'll stay on the same spot. So, run slowly with perseverance and endurance.
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Reading Progress

March 10, 2017 – Started Reading
March 10, 2017 – Shelved
March 10, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
March 10, 2017 – Shelved as: sw-engineering
March 15, 2017 –
24.0% "Nice intro to the functional world of Clojure - lazy sequences, recursion and superpower of map & reduce."
March 19, 2017 – Shelved as: clojure
March 20, 2017 –
30.0% "Well written chapter about mutable state and concurrency. You know - Vars, Atoms, Refs and Agents."
March 23, 2017 –
42.0% "Relax chapters about Java interoperability and a simple Leiningen project."
March 28, 2017 –
62.0% "Chapters about clojure.async and web development. Especially the first one caught my attention."
March 31, 2017 – Finished Reading
May 8, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-english

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