Clojure for the Curious Coder by Abhishek Reddy

As an introduction to Clojure for JVM developers who might have only heard of or dabbled in it, I will try to respond to three-and-a-half frequently asked questions:

1) What's the story with Clojure (and what does it mean for me)?
2) What does working with Clojure look like?
3) What can/cannot I do with Clojure (that I can/cannot do elsewhere)?
3.5) "Build?"

To answer them, we will:

* Look at its five major aspects (dynamic, functional, hosted, concurrent, polymorphic), and how and why Clojure came to serve them.
* Walk through setup, basic syntax and semantics and workflow.
* Highlight some of its major features with a glimpse at real-world and practical code examples.
* Look at Clojure's (current) limitations: mobile/Android, scripting, etc.
* Connect Clojure's story to other languages and traditions, including Java, Lisp, Javascript, C# and Haskell.
* Discuss Clojure's community, roadmap, version 1.4, JDK 8/9/10 and where it could all go in the future.
* Discuss Clojure tooling and deployment options, including, yes, build. And IDEs (i.e. you don't have to use Emacs).

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  • Greg A.

    Excellent introduction to Clojure covered all the bases in a broad, and understandable way

    April 18, 2012

  • robbie

    well prepared, good knowledge, thoughtful comments.

    April 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think John recorded it so hopefully it'll be up sometime.

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation. Thankyou Abhishek (nd the organisers/hosts)

    April 11, 2012

  • Mark D.

    Unfortunately I'm going to be out of town still ( well, slowly driving back to Auckland ) so also won't be able to attend, or record it - so hopefully someone else will be able to help out there?

    April 10, 2012

  • Peter C.

    Wish I could attend this one; looks fascinating. Will it be recorded at all?

    April 10, 2012

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