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Author/s    : John Stevenson
Publisher   : Developer.Press
Category   : Other
Review by : Christophe Verré
Rating        : 3 horseshoes

This book is an introduction to Clojure giving just a shallow overview of the language. The intention is good, and we can feel the author's enthusiasm, but it is way too short. The "filter" function for example. The author claims that "it also gives you a taste of the lazy aspect of Clojure", and he then admits that "[laziness] is a great facility, much larger than [he is] able to give in the above example". The only taste I had here was a taste of not-enough. What is laziness ?

The description claims that the book "introduces you to the important parts of the Clojure language in a practical way", but you're left with one-liner code samples. Nothing practical. The content is not bad and displays well on my Kindle, but I don't think it's worth buying. Go to clojure-doc.org instead.


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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review on behalf of CodeRanch.

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