This is the fourth edition of my book "Loving Common Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer's Secret Weapon." I removed some of the older material from the earlier editions and added application examples for deep learning, back-propagation and Hopfield neural networks, using the CLML machine learning library, heuristic search, and using Common Lisp clients for: MongoDB, Solr, CouchDB, and relational databases. For the older 3rd edition I added a chapter using my Natural Language Processing (NLP) library and a short chapter on information gathering.
The purpose of this book is to provide a quick introduction to Common Lisp and then provide the user with many fun and useful examples for using Common Lisp.
Before you buy this book you can first look at the programming examples at https://github.com/mark-watson/loving-common-lisp
The author has used Lisp programming languages professionally since the 1980s.