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In an increasingly crowded field of languages, Clojure stands alone. It is a dynamic, functional, high performance dialect of Lisp that runs on both the JVM and CLR. The creator cast aside assumptions from both the Lisp and Java communities to create a remarkable language implementation.
This workshop introduces Clojure to Java developers who might not have seen a Lisp and don’t yet understand why that’s such an advantage. I introduce the language syntax (what little there is of it), cover interoperability with Java, macros, mutlti-methods, and more. I also cover the functional aspects of Clojure, showing its powerful immutable data structures, working with threads and concurrency, and sequences. Beyond just showing syntax, I also show how to build real applications in Clojure, and give you a chance to do the same. Attending this workshop shows enough to pique your interest and show why many of the people who were interested in Java in 1996 are interested in Clojure now.
This session is a workshop. Please come prepared.
- Install Clojure
- Install Leiningen (build tool for Clojure)
- Download Clojure Koans
- If you want Eclipse integration, install counterclockwise
- If you want to use Emacs, you can use this Getting Started with Emacs tutorial
About Neal Ford
Neal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery.
Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis.
He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of 6 books, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Groovy, functional languages, Scheme, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.More About Neal »