Clojure Made Simple - Introduction to Clojure
Learning a new language and its associated paradigm and tools is challenging, especially with our hectic schedules. With "Clojure Made Simple" there is enough guidance to get you started with Clojure, a modern lisp for the Java Virtual Machine.
Learning Clojure is a great way to start thinking in a functional way, something that is invaluable as our underlying hardware changes to be more scalable through the number of processor cores rather than individual speed. By introducing you to the important parts of the Clojure language in a practical way, this book gives you a jump start in learning Clojure and gets you productive quickly. It will help you understand the value of discovering Clojure in more depth.
A community developer who revels in the interconnects and opportunities that arise from being actively involved. I currently help organisations build a vibrant communities around themselves as well as engaging with the developer community to help them get the most value out of technology. I speak at community events and conferences on a variety of topics, including cloud platforms, agile software development, DevOps and functional programming (Clojure). I also help organise many large technical communities in London and across EMEA. With over 20 years experience in software development and IT its easy to get jaded, but not so when you are involved with talented and passionate people. I really enjoy running technical workshops and hackathons to help discover the benefits of new technology. I love to get others involved and help them play an active part in their community, to help with their own personal growth and that of the community itself.
I have a background in Java Enterprise development, OO analysis & design and all types of software development processes.
I've contributed to many open source software projects and am a fairly good at Linux administration should the need arise.
In my spare time I like to cycle for long distances in the countryside to keep healthy.