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Nim in Action

Nim in Action

Dominik Picheta

Sep 2017, Paperback, 320 pages
ISBN13: 9781617293436
ISBN10: 1617293431
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Nim is a new general-purpose programming language that offers

support for systems programming, object oriented programming,

procedural programming, functional programming, and more. Nim

combines the speed of C with the expressiveness of Python and the

flexibility of Lisp and it compiles to C as well as C++, Objective C,

and even JavaScript. Nim's features make it perfect for developing

anything from web applications to operating systems.Nim in Action introduces the Nim programming language and teaches

readers how to write native software applications and libraries, web

applications, embedded device software, and programs that

communicate over the internet. This book is full of hands-on examples

that teach how to test, debug, document, and package Nim

applications. It also reveals how to interface with foreign languages

such as C and C++ and how to use metaprogramming features to write

domain specific languages. This book demonstrates how to implement

a fully-functioning chat server, a Twitter clone, and many other

software projects. It provides readers with a solid knowledge of Nim

and the ability to use it to write powerful, portable and efficient



• Teaches how to write portable and efficient applications in Nim

• Written by one of the main contributors to the Nim language

• Lots of practical, real world examples

• Full of hands on code samples and projects

• Compile to C, C++, Objective C, and even JavaScript


This book assumes you’re a working developer proficient with another

language like Java, Ruby, Python, C#, or C++.


Nim is a new programming language that allows developers to write

efficient software using a compiler, which produces native binaries with

zero dependencies via compilation to the C programming language. It is the

only programming language which combines the speed of C with the

expressiveness of Python and the flexibility of Lisp.


Dominik Picheta is one of the main developers of the Nim programming

language, he is also the author of the Nimble package manager as well as

many other Nim tools.