Drowning in unnecessary complexity, unmanaged state, and tangles of spaghetti code? In the best tradition of Lisp, Clojure gets out of your way so you can focus on expressing simple solutions to hard problems. Clojure cuts through complexity by providing a set of composable tools--immutable data, functions, macros, and the interactive REPL. Written by members of the Clojure core team, this book is the essential, definitive guide to Clojure. This new edition includes information on all the newest features of Clojure, such as transducers and specs. Clojure joins the flexibility and agility of Lisp with the reach, stability, and performance of Java. Combine Clojure's tools for maximum effectiveness as you work with immutable data, functional programming, and safe concurrency to write programs that solve real-world problems. Start by reading and understanding Clojure syntax and see how Clojure is evaluated. From there, find out about the sequence abstraction, which combines immutable collections with functional programming to create truly reusable data transformation code. Clojure is a functional language; learn how to write programs in a functional style, and when and how to use recursion to your advantage. Discover Clojure's unique approach to state and identity, techniques for polymorphism and open systems using multimethods and protocols, and how to leverage Clojure's metaprogramming capabilities via macros. Finally, put all the pieces together in a real program. New to this edition is coverage of Clojure's spec library, one of the most interesting new features of Clojure for describing both data and functions. You can use Clojure spec to validate data, destructure data, explain invalid data, and generate large numbers of tests to verify the correctness of your code. With this book, you'll learn how to think in Clojure, and how to take advantage of its combined strengths to build powerful programs quickly. What You Need: Java 6 or higher Clojure 1.9
Computers by Chas Emerick,Brian Carper,Christophe Grand
Learn the Ultimate Language and Become a Better Programmer
Author: Daniel Higginbotham
Publisher: No Starch Press
For weeks, months —nay!—from the very moment you were born, you’ve felt it calling to you. At long last you’ll be united with the programming language you’ve been longing for: Clojure! 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: you’ll start playing with real programs immediately, as you steadily acclimate to the abstract but powerful features of Lisp and functional programming. Inside you’ll find an offbeat, practical guide to Clojure, filled with quirky sample programs that catch cheese thieves and track glittery vampires. Learn how to: *Wield Clojure’s core functions *Use Emacs for Clojure development *Write macros to modify Clojure itself *Use Clojure’s 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—you’re about to embark on an epic journey into the world of Clojure!
Computers by Eduardo Diaz,Shantanu Kumar,Akhil Wali
Explore the world of lightning fast Clojure apps with asynchronous channels, logic, reactive programming, and more About This Book Discover Clojure's features and advantages and use them in your existing projects Explore lesser-known and more advanced features, constructs, and methodologies such as asynchronous channels, actors, logic programming, and reactive programming Measure and monitor performance, and understand optimization techniques Who This Book Is For If you're looking to learn more about its core libraries and delve into the Clojure language in detail, then this book is ideal for you. Prior knowledge of the Clojure language is required. What You Will Learn Understand tools for the Clojure world and how they relate to Java tools and standards (such as Maven) Write simple multicore programs using Clojure's core concepts, such as atoms, agents, and refs Get to grips with Clojure's concurrency and state-management primitives in depth Analyze latency using the Criterium library Avoid reflection and boxing with type hints Maximize the impact of parallelization, functional composition, and process transformation by composing reducers and transducers Modify and add features to the Clojure language using macros Test your code with unit tests, specs, and type checks to write testable code Troubleshoot and style your Clojure code to make it more maintainable In Detail Clojure is a general-purpose language from the Lisp family with an emphasis on functional programming. It has some interesting concepts and features such as immutability, gradual typing, thread-safe concurrency primitives, and macro-based metaprogramming, which makes it a great choice to create modern, performant, and scalable applications. This learning path aims at unleashing the true potential of the Clojure language so you can use it in your projects. It begins with installing and setting up the Clojure environment before moving on to explore the language in depth. You'll get acquainted with its various features such as functional programming, concurrency, reducers, transducers, core.async and core.logic, and so on with a great level of detail. Moving on, you'll also learn how to enhance performance using Java interoperability and JVM-specific features from Clojure; you'll even master language features such as asynchronous channels, actors, logic programming, reactive programming, metaprogramming, and so on. This learning path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Clojure for Java Developers by Eduardo Diaz Clojure High Performance Programming, Second Edition by Shantanu Kumar Mastering Clojure by Akhil Wali Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to start writing Clojure programs, making use of all of its varied features and advantages.
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.
Leverage the power and flexibility of the Clojure language for finance About This Book Apply the Clojure programming language in financial analytics and to build financial applications Work with high-level mathematical abstractions without having to implement low-level code for financial operations. This is a practical tutorial that takes you through real-world examples of financial analytics and applications with Clojure Who This Book Is For If you're a finance professional who is currently using VBA (Excel) to perform financial calculations and quantitative analysis, and would like to use Clojure instead to improve their efficiency, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of financial concepts is essential. Basic programming knowledge would also be an added advantage. What You Will Learn Quickly and effectively represent data and calculations using Clojure Use Clojure's basic language tools such as laziness, immutability, and firstclass functions to solve real-world problems Explore mathematical derivatives to generate different wave forms Get acquainted with the advanced approaches to calculating and transforming data, and building algorithms Use Clojure's functions to access, update, and compose data structures Be introduced to the concept of sideeffecting behavior and the different ways to handle it Compose simple and exponential functions together to get a buy or sell signal In Detail Clojure is a dynamic programming language with an emphasis on functional programming. Clojure is well suited to financial modeling as it is a functional programming language. Such languages help developers work with high-level mathematical abstractions without having to implement low-level code that handles the arithmetic operations. Starting with the importance of representing data and calculations effectively, this book will take you all the way to being competent in financial analytics and building financial applications. First, we introduce the notions of computation and finance, which will help you understand Clojure's utility to solve real-world problems in many domains, especially finance. Next, we will show you how to develop the simple-moving-average function by using the more advanced partition Clojure data transformation function. This function, along with others, will be used to calculate and manipulate data. You will then learn to implement slightly more complicated equations, how to traverse data, and deal with branching and conditional dispatch. Then, the concept of side-effecting and its various approaches are introduced, along with the strategy of how to use data as the interface to other systems. Finally, you will discover how to build algorithms while manipulating and composing functions. Style and approach This book is a practical step-by-step tutorial that provides a basic overview of the concepts but focuses on providing the skills required to analyze data.
If you are a Clojure developer who is interested in using Reactive Programming to build asynchronous and concurrent applications, this book is for you. Knowledge of Clojure and Leiningen is required. Basic understanding of ClojureScript will be helpful for the web chapters, although it is not strictly necessary.
This is a short, practical guide that will teach you everything you need to know to start writing high performance Clojure code. This book is ideal for intermediate Clojure developers who are looking to get a good grip on how to achieve optimum performance. You should already have some experience with Clojure and it would help if you already know a little bit of Java. Knowledge of performance analysis and engineering is not required. For hands-on practice, you should have access to Clojure REPL with Leiningen.
Handle every problem you come across in the world of Clojure programming with this expert collection of recipes About This Book Discover a wide variety of practical cases and real world techniques to enhance your productivity with Clojure. Learn to resolve the everyday issues you face with a functional mindset using Clojure You will learn to write highly efficient, more productive, and error-free programs without the risk of deadlocks and race-conditions Who This Book Is For This book is for Clojure developers who have some Clojure programming experience and are well aware of their shortcomings. If you want to learn to tackle common problems, become an expert, and develop a solid skill set, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Manipulate, access, filter, and transform your data with Clojure Write efficient parallelized code through Clojure abstractions Tackle Complex Concurrency easily with Reactive Programming Build on Haskell abstractions to write dynamic functional tests Write AWS Lambda functions effortlessly Put Clojure in use into your IoT devices Use Clojure with Slack for instant monitoring Scaling your Clojure application using Docker Develop real-time system interactions using MQTT and websockets In Detail When it comes to learning and using a new language you need an effective guide to be by your side when things get rough. For Clojure developers, these recipes have everything you need to take on everything this language offers. This book is divided into three high impact sections. The first section gives you an introduction to live programming and best practices. We show you how to interact with your connections by manipulating, transforming, and merging collections. You'll learn how to work with macros, protocols, multi-methods, and transducers. We'll also teach you how to work with languages such as Java, and Scala. The next section deals with intermediate-level content and enhances your Clojure skills, here we'll teach you concurrency programming with Clojure for high performance. We will provide you with advanced best practices, tips on Clojure programming, and show you how to work with Clojure while developing applications. In the final section you will learn how to test, deploy and analyze websocket behavior when your app is deployed in the cloud. Finally, we will take you through DevOps. Developing with Clojure has never been easier with these recipes by your side! Style and approach This book takes a recipe-based approach by diving directly into helpful programming concepts. It will give you a foolproof approach to programming and teach you how to deal with problems that may arise while working with Clojure. The book is divided into three sections giving you the freedom skip to the section of your choice depending on the problem faced.
With more than 150 detailed recipes, this cookbook shows experienced Clojure developers how to solve a variety of programming tasks with this JVM language. The solutions cover everything from building dynamic websites and working with databases to network communication, cloud computing, and advanced testing strategies. And more than 60 of the world’s best Clojurians contributed recipes. Each recipe includes code that you can use right away, along with a discussion on how and why the solution works, so you can adapt these patterns, approaches, and techniques to situations not specifically covered in this cookbook. Master built-in primitive and composite data structures Create, develop and publish libraries, using the Leiningen tool Interact with the local computer that’s running your application Manage network communication protocols and libraries Use techniques for connecting to and using a variety of databases Build and maintain dynamic websites, using the Ring HTTP server library Tackle application tasks such as packaging, distributing, profiling, and logging Take on cloud computing and heavyweight distributed data crunching Dive into unit, integration, simulation, and property-based testing Clojure Cookbook is a collaborative project with contributions from some of the world’s best Clojurians, whose backgrounds range from aerospace to social media, banking to robotics, AI research to e-commerce.
Become an expert at writing fast and high performant code in Clojure 1.7.0About This Book• Enhance code performance by using appropriate Clojure features• Improve the efficiency of applications and plan their deployment• A hands-on guide to designing Clojure programs to get the best performanceWho This Book Is ForThis book is intended for intermediate Clojure developers who are looking to get a good grip on achieving optimum performance. Having a basic knowledge of Java would be helpful.What You Will Learn• Identify performance issues in Clojure programs using different profiling tools• Master techniques to achieve numerical performance in Clojure• Use Criterium library to measure latency of Clojure expressions• Exploit Java features in Clojure code to enhance performance• Avoid reflection and boxing with type hints• Understand Clojure's concurrency and state-management primitives in depth• Measure and monitor performance, and understand optimization techniquesIn DetailClojure treats code as data and has a macro system. It focuses on programming with immutable values and explicit progression-of-time constructs, which are intended to facilitate the development of more robust programs, particularly multithreaded ones. It is built with performance, pragmatism, and simplicity in mind. Like most general purpose languages, various Clojure features have different performance characteristics that one should know in order to write high performance code.This book shows you how to evaluate the performance implications of various Clojure abstractions, discover their underpinnings, and apply the right approach for optimum performance in real-world programs.It starts by helping you classify various use cases and the need for them with respect to performance and analysis of various performance aspects. You will also learn the performance vocabulary that experts use throughout the world and discover various Clojure data structures, abstractions, and their performance characteristics. Further, the book will guide you through enhancing performance by using Java interoperability and JVM-specific features from Clojure. It also highlights the importance of using the right concurrent data structure and Java concurrency abstractions.This book also sheds light on performance metrics for measuring, how to measure, and how to visualize and monitor the collected data. At the end of the book, you will learn to run a performance profiler, identify bottlenecks, tune performance, and refactor code to get a better performance.Style and approachAn easy-to-follow guide full of real-world examples and self-sufficient code snippets that will help you get your hands dirty with high performance programming with Clojure.
Transition smoothly from Java to the most widely used functional JVM-based language – Clojure About This Book Write apps for the multithreaded world with Clojure's flavor of functional programming Discover Clojure's features and advantages and use them in your existing projects The book is designed so that you'll be able put to use your existing skills and software knowledge to become a more effective Clojure developer Who This Book Is For This book is intended for Java developers, who are looking for a way to expand their skills and understand new paradigms of programming. Whether you know a little bit about functional languages, or you are just getting started, this book will get you up and running with how to use your existing skills in Clojure and functional programming. What You Will Learn Understand the tools for the Clojure world and how they relate to Java tools and standards (like Maven) Learn about immutable data structures, and what makes them feasible for everyday programming Write simple multi-core programs using Clojure's core concepts, like atoms, agents and refs Understand that in Clojure, code is data, and how to take advantage of that fact by generating and manipulating code with macros Learn how Clojure interacts with Java, how the class loaders work and how to use Clojure from Java or the other way around Discover a new, more flexible meaning of polymorphism and understand that OOP is not the only way to get it In Detail We have reached a point where machines are not getting much faster, software projects need to be delivered quickly, and high quality in software is more demanding as ever. We need to explore new ways of writing software that helps achieve those goals. Clojure offers a new possibility of writing high quality, multi-core software faster than ever, without having to leave your current platform. Clojure for Java developers aims at unleashing the true potential of the Clojure language to use it in your projects. The book begins with the installation and setup of the Clojure environment before moving on to explore the language in-depth. Get acquainted with its various features such as functional programming, concurrency, etc. with the help of example projects. Additionally, you will also, learn how the tooling works, and how it interacts with the Java environment. By the end of this book, you will have a firm grip on Clojure and its features, and use them effectively to write more robust programs. Style and approach An easy to follow, step-by-step, guide on how to start writing Clojure programs making use of all of its varied features and advantages. As this is a new language, certain new concepts are supported with theoretical section followed by simple projects to help you gain a better understanding and practice of how Clojure works.
Computers by Jeremy Anderson,Michael Gaare,Timothy Pratley,Nick Bailey,Justin HolguÃn
Author: Jeremy Anderson,Michael Gaare,Timothy Pratley,Nick Bailey,Justin HolguÃn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Annotation 'Professional Clojure' is the experienced developer's guide to functional programming using the Clojure language. Designed specifically to meet the needs of professional developers, it briefly introduces functional programming before skipping directly to the heart of using Clojure in a real-world setting.