Monthly RAOS Meeting

Ruby, Rails and Open Source Discussion. 

The March meeting presentation will be given by Joe Smith.

This will be our first non-Ruby/Rails specific presentation. Instead, we are going to get an introduction to Clojure.

Joe plans to cover the following:

Clojure, Lisp, and Functional Programming

The basics:

• Lisp, Reloaded (A Lisp Dialect)

• Hosted on the JVM*

• A Functional Programming Language

• Designed for Concurrency

and some of its major features:

• Immutable, Persistent Data-structures

• Lazy Evaluation using Lazy Sequences

• Interfaces/Protocols, Multimethods (AOP)

• Software Transactional Memory (STM)

• Powerful Macro System (Meta-programming)


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  • Joseph S.

    Hey everyone- Thanks to all of you that showed up for the Clojure talk. I'll be giving some derivative of that talk a couple more times, so if you have any feedback (even if it's "you suck, clojure sucks"), I'd love to hear it.

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation. I didn't know anything about Clojure going into the presentation but I'm definitely interested now.

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Drew U.

    Thanks for the great overview of Clojure tonight!

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Trevor P.

    Hi all,

    Sorry I won't be able to make tonight's meeting. My household is not feeling well. I'll catch the April meeting!

    March 12, 2014

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