Clojure for the Brave and True

Daniel Higginbotham

For weeks, months — no, from the very moment you were born — you've felt it calling to you. Every time you've held your keyboard aloft, crying out in anguish over an incomprehensible class hierarchy; every time you've lain awake at night, disturbing your loved ones with sobs over a mutation-induced heisenbug; every time you've pulled out more of your ever-dwindling hair, some secret part of you has known that there has to be a better way.

Now, at long last, the web-based instructional material you have in front of your face will unite you with the programming language you've been longing for. Over the course of these pages, you will learn:

How to set up your computer for optimal learning.
In order to learn Clojure it makes sense to invest a small amount of time up front to get familiar with a quick, problem-free way to build and run Clojure programs. We'll also go over how to experiment with code within a running Clojure process using a REPL. The goal is to have a quick feedback loop where you can try some code, see what it does, and learn from the result.

Using Emacs for Cloure development.
Having a quick feedback loop for learning is so important that we cover Emacs from the ground up so that you'll have an efficient Emacs/Clojure workflow. Pointers to resources for other editors are also included.

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