( learning-lisp )
Lisp is incredibly easy to learn, little kids quickly pick up the lispy graphics language Logo. Lisp's ease of learning is especially true if it's your FIRST programming language as shown by MIT's traditional teaching of Scheme to every undergrad.
This is a far from complete list of all available resources, it is targeted to teaching LISP for beginners and developers with previous experience in other languages. For the most part advanced topics are not represented here but if there is something you feel would be a good fit, please contact us.
Racket, a superset of Scheme is compatible with many of the Scheme books and is one of the best development environments ever designed.
Simple Development Environments
Here are a few easy to get started development environments that work in Windows, Mac and Linux. The aim of these is simplicity and not speed/configurability or any of the other dozens of reasons where other products shine.
Clojure Clooj is a free IDE written in Clojure itself, all it requires is Java.
Common Lisp LispWorks is a proprietary environment with a liberal license and few limitations in the Personal Edition. Multi-threaded 32/64bit customizable IDE sporting a debugger and object inspector.
Scheme and Racket Racket includes Scheme-mode and is a great free environment with debugger and stepper.
LispNYC is a nonprofit unincorporated association dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of Lisp-based software and development technologies such as Common Lisp, Clojure and Scheme.
We focus on education, outreach, regular monthly meetings and development projects.
Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month, are free and open to all.
Providing parentheses to NYC since 2002