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Clojure at Ardoq – an experience report

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.
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Food: If you help us find a sponsor :-)

Come, learn, discuss, enjoy! FP FTW!

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  • Andreas K.

    I was really looking forward to this talk, but unfortunately I'm unable to attend on the 20. :-(
    Will this talk be given on another event?
    ...or recorded and uploaded perhaps ? (yes I have great expectations for this talk :-b

    May 5, 2014

    • Jakub H.

      Andreas: We have agreed with Erik that we have to organize another meetup focused on sharing experience with Clojure in production so you may be looking forward to that :)

      May 21, 2014

    • Andreas K.

      Sounds like a greate idea :-)

      May 21, 2014

  • Erik B.

    Here are the slides from todays talk: http://www.slideshare.net/ebaxt/clojure-at-ardoq

    Thank you all for coming, I had a lot of fun!

    4 · May 20, 2014

    • Jakub H.

      Thank you! I have to check out the libraries, debugging/test tools and infrastructure/cloud services that you are using.

      May 21, 2014

  • Jakub H.

    Good talk and nice discussion afterwards, thank you all!

    May 21, 2014

  • Pål de V.

    Great talk. Thanks for sharing.

    May 21, 2014

  • Jakub H.

    Does your company contribute to the cause of good and sponsor food for this meetup? Persuade them they want and get in touch with us!

    May 3, 2014

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