Clojure Reactive Programming

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  • Understand the key abstractions of Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) and Compositional Event Systems (CES)
  • Discover how to think in terms of time-varying values and event streams
  • Create, compose, and transform Observable sequences with Reactive Extensions
  • Create a CES framework from scratch using core.async as its foundation
  • Build a simple ClojureScript game using Reagi
  • Integrate Om and RxJS in a web application
  • Implement a reactive API to Amazon Web Services
  • Discover approaches to backpressure and error handling
  • Get to grips with futures and learn where they fit in

Reactive Programming (RP) is central to many concurrent systems. It endeavors to make the process of developing highly-concurrent, event-driven, and asynchronous applications simpler and less error-prone. RP comes in many flavors and we will look at some of them in this book.

Clojure Reactive Programming is a practical guide aimed at exploring RP. It starts by describing Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) and its formulations, as well as how it inspired Compositional Event Systems (CES).

It also presents several examples of Reactive applications implemented in different frameworks, allowing you to develop an understanding of the subject as well as learn how to develop your ability to work with time-varying values.

By the end of the book, you will be equipped to solve real-world problems as well as understand the trade-offs between the approaches shown in the book.

  • Learn how to leverage the features of functional reactive programming using Clojure
  • Create dataflow-based systems that are the building blocks of reactive programming
  • Learn different Functional Reactive Programming frameworks and techniques by implementing real-world examples
Page Count 232
Course Length 6 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781783986668
Date Of Publication 23 Mar 2015


Leonardo Borges

Leonardo Borges is a programming languages enthusiast who loves writing code, contributing to open source software, and speaking on subjects he feels strongly about. He has used Clojure professionally, both as a lead consultant at ThoughtWorks and as a development team lead at Atlassian, where he helped build real-time collaborative editing technology.

Leonardo is currently the CTO for MODRON. Apart from this book, he contributed a couple of chapters to Clojure Cookbook, O'Reilly.

Leonardo founded and currently runs the Sydney Clojure User Group in Australia. He also writes posts about software, with a focus on functional programming, on his website. When he isn't writing code, he enjoys riding motorcycles, weightlifting, and playing the guitar.