adventures in making stuff with Daniel Higginbotham

New Clojure for the Brave and True Chapter: Concurrency, Parallelism, and State. And Zombies.

24 March 2014

There's a new chapter up! It's on "Concurrency, Parallelism, and State". And zombies. And Lady Gaga. And dwarven berserkers. And mind reading :D

This has definitely been the most challenging chapter to write so far. I've tried to explain the concepts in a way that's fun and easily understandable for folks who haven't don't much, if any, parallel programming. If anything's confusingly written I'd love to hear about it :)

By the way - if you're at ClojureWest, then lucky you! Sadly, I am not, but I'd like to recommend Bridget Hillyer and Jennifer Eliuk's talk on ClojureBridge. Bridget (and many others) have been doing a ton of work to put on the first free Clojure workshop for women. If you can't be there, send them some love on twitter, @bridgethillyer and @7maples! Another recommendation: Alan Dipert and Micha Niskin's talk on Hoplon. Alan is hilarious and brilliant, and Hoplon is really fun to use. It's a very different and very enjoyable way to do frontend programming.

Up next: some chapter revisions! After that, I'll write about Java for Clojurists.