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Functional Programming: A PragPub Anthology by Michael Swaine

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Why Clojure?

MS:

I really appreciate your giving this time, Rich. I want to focus on basically one question: why Clojure? For programmers in various situations, I want to ask: what’s in it for me? Why should I want to read about Clojure? Why should I invest the time to learn it? How would it benefit me to program in Clojure?

RH:

Sure thing.

MS:

Cool. So say I’m an independent software developer and while maybe I’m not personally feeling the pain of the economic crunch, I do see signs that the nature of my client list may be changing. I want to be constantly learning new languages and technologies that broaden my options. Why should Clojure be on my short list of career-enhancing technologies?

RH:

If you have not yet experienced functional ...

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