Building Web Applications with Clojure [Video]

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  • Configure a project and see how to start the web development server
  • Understand how Ring handlers work and implement simple routing mechanisms
  • Grasp the intricacies of the middleware to implement it in your own way
  • Discover how to handle forms, cookies, and sessions in one go
  • Get acquainted with the REST API architecture in Clojure and build a sample application
  • Manipulate queries easily with SQL Korma
  • Set up routing with Compojure and HTML generation with Hiccup
  • Find out how to build REST APIs with Liberator and learn templating with Enlive

Web application development has never been as simple and powerful as it will be with Clojure. It runs on both Java Virtual Machine and JavaScript, providing a robust and dynamic programming environment. Clojure brings the code-as-data functionality of Lisp with it and caters to the need of fast-paced coding while making front end-coding easy and viable.

This video course starts with a simple project setup and moves on to the various means to use frameworks or libraries, such as Ring and ClojureScript, leading the way to complex web solutions in Clojure. You will be presented with ways to connect to popular databases, such as PostgreSQL or MongoDB, and learn how some existing libraries work and how to use them properly. Thereon you will move to writing single-page applications with ClojureScript and REST API.

When you're finished with Building Web applications with Clojure, you'll be able to build and diagnose complex web systems in Clojure—regardless of the particular technologies applied.

Style and Approach

Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

A concise video tutorial that guides viewers through live web application development, brushing up on the theoretical concepts along the way, giving the viewers just enough time to take it all in.

Check out the Author's Github Page here to get more insight into the course.

  • Work with popular Clojure libraries and frameworks such as Ring and Clojurescript
  • Play with the most popular design patterns to build highly concurrent web applications
  • Enhance your general Clojure knowledge through easy-to-grasp examples
Course Length 1 hour 43 minutes
ISBN 9781783286157
Date Of Publication 24 Apr 2014


Tomek Lipski

Tomek Lipski is an experienced programmer and open source enthusiast. He's been building and designing the architecture of web applications for seventeen years. He works with Clojure full-time. Tomek has also released a Ganelon Open Source microframework, which eases the development of AJAX web applications in Clojure.

You can follow @tomeklipski on twitter or check out his blog at