Massimo Caliman
by Massimo Caliman
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  • Clojure


  • Books

Simplicity is hard work. But, there’s a huge payoff. The person who has a genuinely simpler system - a system made out of genuinely simple parts, is going to be able to affect the greatest change with the least work. He’s going to kick your ass. He’s gonna spend more time simplifying things up front and in the long haul he’s gonna wipe the plate with you because he’ll have that ability to change things when you’re struggling to push elephants around. – Rich Hickey, Creator of the Clojure programming language.

I’ve heard a lot of people say that there are no good books on Clojure, or that the resources available are too limited. I’m here to tell you that this is not true! There are a number of excellent Clojure books available, covering a wide range of topics.

Here is a list of Clojure books that I think are great.

Clojure Data Structures and Algorithms Cookbook

  • 25 recipes to deeply understand and implement advanced algorithms in Clojure
  • Author: Rafik Naccache
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing
  • Copyright © 2015

Clojure for Data Science

  • Statistics, big data, and machine learning for Clojure programmers
  • Author: Henry Garner
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing
  • Copyright © 2015

Clojure for Java Developers

  • Transition smoothly from Java to the most widely used functional JVM-based language – Clojure,
  • Author: Eduardo Díaz,
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing,
  • Copyright © 2016

Clojure for Machine Learning

  • Successfully leverage advanced machine learning techniques using the Clojure ecosystem,
  • Author: Akhil Wali
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing
  • Copyright © 2014

Clojure Data Analysis Cookbook

  • Over 110 recipes to help you dive into the world of practical data analysis using Clojure
  • Author: Eric Rochester
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing
  • Copyright © 2013

Practical Clojure

  • Luke VanderHart and Stuart Sierra
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Copyright © 2010

Quick Clojure: Effective Functional Programming

Mark McDonnell, Publisher: Apress, Copyright © 2017

The Joy of Clojure

MICHAEL FOGUS, CHRIS HOUSER, Publisher: Manning Publications Co. Copyright © 2011