[racket] Realm of Racket

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Jun 18 11:17:57 EDT 2013

Dear list members, 

Realm of Racket is finally out.  For the first 72 hours, NoStarch.com offers a 40% off coupon  plus a free 
e-book version if you buy the book from their website. Otherwise the book is distributed through O'Reilly 
and is available at the usual places wherever O'Reilly sells its wares. 

ROAR is a book designed and authored by freshmen students from Northeastern, edited by myself and 
David Van Horn. It is intended for novices with some basic exposure to programming, not necessarily 
in Racket or Lisp-related languages. Following Conrad Barski's Land of Lisp, ROAR mixes instructions
on programming with the creation of interactive games;, all of it illustrated with drawings and short cartoon
stories. While LOL uses text-based gaming, ROAR is based on the HtDP 2e libraries, used inside of #lang
racket modules. NoStarch.com's web site includes a sample chapter, "Hungry Henry", which showcases
the creation of distributed GUI games. 

At Northeastern, we intend to use ROAR as the recommended bridge between HtDP/2e -- which does not
use Racket but teaching languages -- and real Racket programming. I will also borrow exercises from ROAR 
to run my freshman course on program design. 

Congratulations to Mimi, Spencer, Rose, Eric, Scott, Ryan, Forrest, and Nicole for sticking through a 
two-year production process. 

Enjoy -- Matthias 

p.s. I am told you're welcome to re-distribute the coupon message below as widely as you wish. 

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