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  • Apr 23, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Element 84

Pedestal: An open source tool set for building web applications in Clojure

Have you heard about Pedestal, Relevance's newly released tool set for building web applications in Clojure, ClojureScript, and EDN?  Want to play with it?  Want to understand its benefits?  Want to see if it's right for your project?

There is a new suite of problems that require more from a web development stack than ease and speed.  Problems that require multi-layered, fine-grained security.  Performance that scales. Dynamically evolving client-server communication. Real-time analytics and updates. Complex data transformations.  Multiple UIs for the same application.  The "easy" solutions start to fight with you when solving these problems.  Why? Because these problems are complex and easy solutions aren’t designed to solve them. Rather, you need *simple* solutions.

Bobby Calderwood, a developer at Relevance, will walk through the motivation behind Pedestal, and the benefits it brings to Clojure web development:

  • Asynchronous request/response, but still with a simple, ring-middleware-compatible programming model
  • Server->client updates via Server-sent Events
  • Clean, secure abstraction between client and server
  • Testable client-side application behavior
  • Fast feedback, replay, and step-through during UI development
  • Designer-friendly UI development workflow

He'll also walk through getting started, and building a simple application with real-time updates.  Of course, there will be plenty of Q&A.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Agreed, the atmosphere was great. Still wish we could have seen the cool UI demo everyone keeps saying is so great about Pedestal, though.

    April 24, 2013

    • Jason G.

      Thanks, Craig. That's one more potential talk. If anyone else would like to present (even if it's your first time) let us know. You don't have to be a Clojure expert and it can be beginner focused as well. You can contact the organizers through this link­

      April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      By the way, this is not to say I didn't enjoy the talk or discussion. It was great!

      April 24, 2013

  • Bobby C.

    Great Q&A and discussion. Was my first time attending, and was impressed by the group, the pizza, and casual atmosphere. Will definitely come again.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Matt B.

    I really liked the laid-back whiteboard presentation. It allowed for more flexibility and discussion. I hope we hear more about Pedestal as it matures.

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enthusiastic, but work just came up. :( (I hope you'll consider uploading your presentation, Bobby!)

    April 22, 2013

  • Craig A.

    I'm a maybe. This is adjacent to some travel I haven't yet finalized.

    March 27, 2013

  • Bobby C.

    Looking forward to speaking on Pedestal!

    April 9, 2013

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