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Clojure in Action

Cover of Clojure in Action by Amit Rathore Published by Manning Publications
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Chapter 1. Introduction to Clojure


This chapter covers

  • Clojure basics
  • What makes Clojure special
  • Clojure as a Lisp
  • Clojure as a functional programming language
  • Clojure as a JVM-based language


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1.1. What is Clojure?

Clojure is a new programming language, designed as ...

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