Clojure Books, and Xah Style Tutorial
Here's a list of Clojure books. Of these, so far i've only read one, by Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra.
Practical Clojure By Luke VanderHart, Stuart Sierra, is a excellent clojure book, Xah style.
The following i haven't read yet.
Programing Language Tutorial, Xah Style
What kinda programing tutorial i like?
I like the type that's to the point, full of examples. Concise, precise, like a exposition of symbolic logic.
The worst programing books are those that:
- Verbose intro tales, author personal rambling ＆ masturbation. Official python tutorial is of this ilk. 〔➤ Python Documentation Problems〕
- Spurious language comparison.
- Ample use of hip jargons: ⁖ REPL 〔➤ Programing: Hackers and the Hip Jargon REPL〕
- Juvinile jokes ＆ hacker humor galore. ⁖ unix man pages.
- Engineering practice patronization, telling you about patterns, agile, unit-test, f��k. Official Java Tutorial circa 2000 is epitome of this ilk. 〔➤ What's Interface in Java?〕
- Idiom institution. Telling you how you should write your code. Larry Wall's Programming Perl is epitome of this ilk. 〔➤ Perl Books Survey 2002〕
- Gratuitous info on compiler-this-that, singing of stacks, references, memory ＆ CPU architecture, “garbage collection” f��k.
One of the best example of Xah Style is The Mathematica Book By Stephen Wolfram.
The Mathematica Book is 2k pages. The last edition is written in 1999, included with every copy of Mathematica (aka the Wolfram Language). Wolfram stopped publishing hardcopies after this.
Another excellent Xah Style, is PHP documentation. 〔➤ Examples of Quality Documentation in Computing Industry〕
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