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In the course Clojure Programming participants learn to program in the dynamic and functional programming language Clojure. Clojure has its roots in the Lisp programming language and there are compilers for both Java and .NET so that Clojure applications can run in both run time environments.
The course starts with an overview of the features of functional programming and how these are supported by Clojure. Attention is paid to expression evaluation, immutability and concurrency support. It also demonstrated how the REPL loop in Clojure can be used to run code.
Subsequently the variables and data types of the Clojure language and the control flow constructions in Clojure are discussed. Exception handling is also treated.
Functions are of course a central element in a functional language like Clojure and it is discussed how functions work in Clojure. In addition to standard functions, anonymous functions, variadic functions and higher order functions such as map and reduce are also on the course program. The passing of functions as parameters and returning functions as return value is also treated.
Data Structures in Clojure are covered as well including sequences, lists, sets, vectors, maps and hash maps. And also attention is paid to the operations on data structures such as unions and intersections of sets and the sorting of maps.
Also advanced types such as predicates, atoms, agents and watchers are discussed.
Finally it's time for multiple threads and concurrency in Clojure. In this respect object locking, transactions, agents and asynchronous calls are treated.
The course Clojure Programming is intended for anyone who wants to learn programming in the functional programming language Clojure.
In order to participate in this course basic knowledge of programming in another programming language is beneficial to the understanding but is not required.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. The theory is explained further through demos. After discussing a module there is the possibility to practice. Course times are from 9.30 to 16.30.
After successful completion of the course the participants receive an official certificate Clojure Programming.
Module 1 : Clojure Intro
Module 2 : Language Syntax
Module 3 : Functions
Clojure Roots in Lisp
Running in JVM
Running in .NET
Numbers and Strings
char and Boolean
nil and Atom
for and while
doseq and dotimes
if and if-do
case and cond
Functions with Parameters
Higher Order Functions
map and reduce
iterate and remove
Module 4 : Data Structures
Module 5 : Advanced Types
Module 6 : Clojure Concurrency
Key Value Pairs
Threads in Clojure
References in Clojure
Isolation in Vars
Synchronization with Refs
send and send-off
await and await-for
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
At the end of each course, participants are requested to evaluate the course in terms of course content, course material, trainer and location. The evaluation form can be found at https://www.klantenvertellen.nl/reviews/1039545/spiraltrain?lang=en. The evaluations of previous participants and previous courses can also be found there.
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