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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

Chapter 5. Building Single Page Applications

In this chapter, we'll build a simple (Single Page Application (SPA) using Om and React.js. Om is a ClojureScript library that wraps React.js, a library released by Facebook. ClojureScript's power and expressiveness make it an excellent choice for building web applications. In this chapter, we'll cover the following:

  • Om and React.js

  • Routing using bidi

  • HTML5 history and pushState

  • Working with the REST APIs using AJAX