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: youll start playing with real programs immediately, as you steadily acclimate to the abstract but powerful features of Lisp and functional programming. Inside youll find an offbeat, practical guide to Clojure, filled with quirky sample programs that catch cheese thieves and track glittery vampires. Learn how to: - Wield Clojures core functions - Use Emacs for Clojure development - Write macros to modify Clojure itself - Use Clojures tools to simplify concurrency and parallel programming Clojure 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 youre about to embark on an epic journey into the world of Clojure! Covers Clojure 1.7 Requires Java 1.6 or later
Daniel Higginbotham has been a professional programmer for 11 years, half of that at McKinsey & Company, where he used Clojure to build mobile and web applications. He has also contributed to the curriculum for ClojureBridge, an organization that offers free, beginner-friendly Clojure workshops for women. Daniel blogs about life and programming at http://flyingmachinestudios.com, and can be found on Twitter, @nonrecursive. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and four cats.