When it comes to expressiveness and consistency, Lisp still holds an edge over the mainstream languages of today. Add the open-source ecosystem of Common Lisp, free high-quality environments, their optimizing compilers and we land at a technology well-suited for the productive programmer looking for a new power tool.
The goal of this book is to identify the strengths of Lisp and what they can do for us. The book puts Lisp to work developing a web application. Starting from scratch, we'll develop a three-tier web application. I'll show how to:
I'll do this in a live system transparent to the users of the application. The idea is to convey a feeling of how it is to develop in Lisp rather than focusing on the details. In the process we'll find out how a 50 years old language can be so well-suited for modern web development and yes, it's related to all those parentheses. Now, download the book, get the source code and let's make programming just as fun as it always should be.
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