Some of you may already know this, but for those unaware I have teamed up with Chris Houser to write a Clojure book for Manning Publishing. The precise details of how this came about are too numerous to recount here and in all likelihood would just work to bore you. The book The Joy of Clojure will be intended as the next book on Clojure, delving not only into the how, but also the why of Clojure.
Working with Chouser has been awe-inspiring and humbling as the guy solves complex Clojure problems in his sleep. He is without question, the best possible co-author that I could have. We will talk more about the book as time passes and as time allows. Aside from the content of the book, we’ve been hacking together a pretty cool set of writer workflow tools rooted in a basterdized version of Markdown using Clojure. We will likely open source that code one day.
In the meantime, more information for The Joy of Clojure can be found1 on the official website. We now have an early access (MEAP) version available on Manning’s “Joy of Clojure” page. If you decide to purchase please consider sending us feedback — any and all is welcome.
I would like to thank2 the many people who have helped along the way by providing valueable feedback including (in no particular order): Rich Hickey, David Edgar Liebke, Phil Hagelberg, Tim Wee, Allen Rohner, Sari Connard, Rick Moynihan, Roland Sadowski, Patrick Li and a host of anonymous reviewers. Without your constructive comments this book would never have had a chance.