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Learning ClojureScript

By : W. David Jarvis, Allen Rohner
Book Image

Learning ClojureScript

By: W. David Jarvis, Allen Rohner

Overview of this book

Clojure is an expressive language that makes it possible to easily tackle complex software development challenges. Its bias toward interactive development has made it a powerful tool, enabling high developer productivity. In this book, you will first learn how to construct an interactive development experience for ClojureScript.. You will be guided through ClojureScript language concepts, looking at the basics first, then being introduced to advanced concepts such as functional programming or macro writing. After that, we elaborate on the subject of single page web applications, showcasing how to build a simple one, then covering different possible enhancements. We move on to study more advanced ClojureScript concepts, where you will be shown how to address some complex algorithmic cases. Finally, you'll learn about optional type-checking for your programs, how you can write portable code, test it, and put the advanced compilation mode of the Google Closure Compiler to good use.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning ClojureScript
About the Authors
About the Reviewer


At this point, you should be comfortable with some of ClojureScript's more advanced concepts. You've had a chance to familiarize yourself with ClojureScript's functional code patterns and you've learned how to write macros that are capable of changing the way ClojureScript code itself is evaluated. Lastly, you've had an in-depth introduction to core.async—an elegant and powerful tool for writing asynchronous code.

In this next chapter, we'll start to dig into the meat of writing web applications in ClojureScript. You'll learn about how to work with the DOM and CSS, as well as newer HTML5 elements like canvas and media. By the end of it, you'll be able to build a basic web application!