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PragPub, July 2009

Table of Contents


  • by Andy Lester
    Andy wrote the book on finding tech jobs (Land the Tech Job You Love). Here he tells you how to keep the job you have.
  • interviewed by Michael Swaine
    Rich Hickey created Clojure, a modern dialect of Lisp that targets the JVM. In this PragPub interview, Rich explains what that means to you.
  • by Stuart Halloway
    As Stuart demonstrates in this deep immersion in Clojure coding, one of Clojure’s strengths is how it shines when things go wrong.
  • interviewed by Michael Swaine
    Dave Thomas talks about the decisions behind Pragmatic Bookshelf’s comprehensive ebook program, and how book publishing is undergoing a transformation, from electronic versus paper to direct sales versus the channel.


  • by Andy Hunt and , Dave Thomas
    Time to start a real dialogue among highly talented, skilled professionals who care about their craft.
  • by Michael Swaine
    Michael says hello, world.
  • Tweets, posts and chatter on job searches and revolving doors, book reviewers and bonus tracks, Google Wave and shampoo bottles, desires, donkeys, and daydreams.
  • People often ask how we do what we do. This monthly series explains…
  • by Michael Swaine
    In which Mike loses his job and offers you career advice.
  • A monthly diversion at least peripherally related to programming.
  • by John Shade
    Columnist John Shade casts a jaundiced eye on Microsoft’s latest attempt to out-google Google.
  • Author sightings and other notable events.