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Learn Clojure (learn-clojure.com)
144 points by DanielRibeiro on Dec 7, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments

I'm actually getting fond of these single-point-of-entry for learning type of sites for a language. Along with the Prolog one that I saw here yesterday, I think they really make picking up a non-mainstream language a whole lot easier.

I remember when I was trying to start learning Common Lisp, I found it a little difficult for the lack of a resource similar to these. Eventually I stumbled upon PCL and LispBox and managed to take some baby steps. So kudos to the author.

As a side note, if you're learning Clojure and you're interested in statistical computing, you might want to look at Incanter as well (http://incanter.org/ and https://github.com/liebke/incanter).

> getting fond of these single-point-of-entry for learning type of sites for a language

I put together learn-clojure.com (the site in question), for exactly this reason.

There is endless technical information all over the web about any language with even the minor popularity; but when you're stepping in to learn a new language, a short ("curated" in the 2010 vernacular, ugh) list of the most relevant learning materials is much more useful than a reference site or a search with thousands of results.

Do you have a link to the Prolog one handy? I've just started re-learning it and could use a good guide. Cheers!

Yup, that's the one I was talking about.

I recently started learning and it's quite a shock to the system coming from certain other main stream environments.

I found the best route for me was Emacs, the Emacs Starter Kit and Leiningen. Everything is evolving so quickly that I didn't find a decent set of instructions for setting up Emacs manually that worked for me.

The learning curve is bit steep but the tools really are great once you get the hang of it.

This is a wonderful collection of resources. The screencast by Lau Jensen was a fantastic demonstration of how to setup emacs/slime/etc correctly. I would had never found this without your site, thank you. --Benjamin

The site is very useful, thanks for sharing.

Thanks for making this, it's great.

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