If you’re an experienced programmer who has not worked with Clojure before, this guide is the perfect thorough but gentle introduction 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
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.
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 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 as software transactional memory (STM) and immutability, which may be new to programmers coming from other languages. Overview of functional programming and description of what sets Clojure apart from other languages Detailed explanation of Clojure’s special features Examples of real-world tasks that are well-suited to Clojure’s capabilities, starting with simple tasks and moving on to more complex applications
Become an expert at writing fast and high performant code in Clojure 1.7.0 About 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 performance Who This Book Is For This 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 techniques In Detail Clojure 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 approach An 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.
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.
If you’re familiar with functional programming basics and want to gain a much deeper understanding, this in-depth guide takes you beyond syntax and demonstrates how you need to think in a new way. Software architect Neal Ford shows intermediate to advanced developers how functional coding allows you to step back a level of abstraction so you can see your programming problem with greater clarity. Each chapter shows you various examples of functional thinking, using numerous code examples from Java 8 and other JVM languages that include functional capabilities. This book may bend your mind, but you’ll come away with a much better grasp of functional programming concepts. Understand why many imperative languages are adding functional capabilities Compare functional and imperative solutions to common problems Examine ways to cede control of routine chores to the runtime Learn how memoization and laziness eliminate hand-crafted solutions Explore functional approaches to design patterns and code reuse View real-world examples of functional thinking with Java 8, and in functional architectures and web frameworks Learn the pros and cons of living in a paradigmatically richer world If you’re new to functional programming, check out Josh Backfield’s book Becoming Functional.