Although Clojure lacks the extensive toolbox and analytic community of the most popular data science languages, R and Python, it provides a powerful environment for developing statistical thinking and for practicing effective data science.
Clojure in Action, written by Amit Rahore and Francis Avila, is an essential, thorough, and well organized introduction to Clojure 1.6 that explores the core parts of the language while introducing the reader to Clojure's pragmatic and idiomatic nature. InfoQ has spoken with Francis Avila to learn more about his book, Clojure's advantages, and its future.
Addison Wesley’s Clojure Recipes is a new book that aims to help developers to get deeper into Clojure, moving from a generic understanding of the language features and syntax to setting up more complex projects that integrate external libraries. The book contains a collection of "weekend" projects targeting web client and server apps, implementing DSLs, using Datomic, Cascalog, Hadoop, etc.
InfoQ talked to three Reactive experts – Viktor Klang (Akka), Timothy Baldridge (Core.Async), Jafar Husain (RxJava) – to find out how their libraries and frameworks help you write better applications. 1
This article is part of the "DevOps War Stories" series.Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, what worked and what didn’t and the challenges faced during adoption.
The book "Eloquent Ruby" aims to help Ruby programmers to write idiomatic Ruby and make best use of Ruby's capabilities. InfoQ talked to author Russ Olsen about Ruby style, metaprogramming and more.
The Joy of Clojure is a book that tries to take the reader beyond the language syntax, and show how to write fluent, idiomatic Clojure code. 4
This article covers Clojure collection types including a deep dive into vectors and maps, and presents an example of how viewing a problem through the lens of the "Clojure way" can simply a design. 5
InfoQ takes a look at how a combo of Clojure and Google AppEngine (GAE) powers a new online project management tool, how Clojure integrates with GAE's key/value store, and the power of LISP. 5
FlightCaster, a flight delay prediction site, uses Clojure and Hadoop for the statistical analysis, with a Rails/Heroku frontend. We talked to Bradford Cross about Clojure and functional programming. 1
One of the most exciting things in Java right now is the work being done to get other programming languages onto the JVM. If you want to try something very different from Java, Lisp is a great option. 12