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ZeroMQ

ZeroMQ

Messaging for Many Applications

Jon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jun 30, 2013 Jon Gauthier wrote: ZeroMQ: Messaging for Many Applications by Pieter Hintjens
ZeroMQ is one of those technologies today that have sizeable shares of breathless adherents. I had been aware of the hubbub over the open-source messaging library for quite some time when I heard that the popular online tutorial – known simply as “The Guide”, written by Pieter Hintjens, an author of ZeroMQ – would be made available in print and ebook. I snagged my chance to get a nice Kindle edition of the O’Reilly release. Apart from some serious formatting problems with the ebook (read on), I was extremely satisfied with the breadth and depth of this guide. Full Review >

Clojure Programming

Clojure Programming

Jon's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 17, 2013 Jon Gauthier wrote: Review: Clojure Programming by Chas Emerick et al.
I often run into what you might call closet functional programmers – people who seem to have a genuine interest in acquainting themselves with a new paradigm, but just can’t manage to find the time to do it. Some of those who do invest the time often end up on something like the Typeclassopedia1, where the combined force of jargon and type signatures kill whatever interest they began with. Thanks to Clojure Programming, though, I’m happy to report that this will no longer be a problem. This book gives hope to those who have championed Lisp and / or functional programming in vain. Emerick et al. provide not only a thorough tour of the language, but also demonstrate the beauty and conciseness of its solutions to common problems. Full Review >

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