If you're an experienced programmer looking for a thorough but gentle introduction to Clojure, this is the perfect guide for you.
Author Carin Meier not only provides a practical overview of this JVM language and its functional programming concepts, but also includes a complete hands-on training course to help you learn Clojure in a structured way.
The first half of the book takes you through Clojure's unique design and lets you try your hand at two Clojure projects, including a web app.
The holistic course in second half provides you with critical tools and resources, including ways to plug into the Clojure community.
Understand the basic structure of a Clojure expression Learn how to shape and control code in a functional way Discover how Clojure handles real-world state and concurrency Take advantage of Java classes and learn how Clojure handles polymorphism Manage and use libraries in a Clojure project Use the core.async library for asynchronous and concurrent communication Explore the power of macros in Clojure programming Learn how to think in Clojure by following the book's seven-week training course