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Clojure for the Brave and True by Daniel Higginbotham

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9The Sacred Art of Concurrent and Parallel Programming

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If I were the lord of a manor and you were my heir, I would sit you down on your 13th name day and tell you, “The world of computing is changing, lass, and ye must be prepared for the new world of multi-core processors lest ye be trampled by it.

“Listen well: In recent years, CPU clock speeds have barely increased, but dual-core and quad-core computers have become common. The laws of physics are cruel and absolute, and they demand that increasing clock speed requires exponentially more power. The realm’s best engineers are unlikely to overcome this limitation anytime soon, if ever. Therefore, ...

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