Erik Bakstad, CTO at the Norwegian startup Ardoq - which offers a human-friendly web application for documenting architecture - has kindly agreed to come and share his unique, sometimes painful experience and insights from their two years with Clojure.
In his own words:
Two years ago Ardoq set out to build the documentation platform that the IT-professional wants to use. Starting a “greenfield” project, we were free to choose what we considered to be the best technology for the job, so we ended up using Clojure for all backend components.
In this talk I will share our experience using Clojure to build the http://ardoq.com/ documentation platform.
A few highlights - Building comprehensive REST-APIs in Clojure - Rapid feedback using REPL driven development - Building a “realtime web” backend using Clojure, WebSockets and Redis I will also share some of the mistakes we made along the way, as well as lessons learned and tips for anyone starting a new Clojure project.
Food: If you help us find a sponsor :-)
Come, learn, discuss, enjoy! FP FTW!