Expanded Library

Clojure Concurrency

by Craig Andera

A tour of concurrency primitives in Clojure

What you'll learn

Clojure is a new Lisp that runs on the JVM and CLR, and provides interesting new ways to write highly concurrent programs. Rather than make use of complicated locking primitives, Clojure provides a set of powerful, immutable-by-default data types and adds language-level support for mutating them in controlled ways. We'll examine just enough Clojure syntax to allow us to delve into this approach to managing concurrency-based complexity. No previous exposure to Clojure is assumed or required.

About the author

Specializing in large-scale web system implementation, Craig spent his early career working with COM and C++, but since 2001 has been teaching and consulting full-time on the .NET platform in C#. Craig has written for MSDN magazine and spoken at conferences both nationally and internationally.

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