Re: [clojure-cologne] Invitation ? Clojure intro workshop: 24 April, 17:00

From: Tj G.
Sent on: Sunday, April 7, 2013 9:12 PM
Oops, my em-dash in the title got rendered into a "?". :)

All the best,
  Tj

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 6:55 PM, Tj Gabbour <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 24 April, Waldemar and I will host a Clojure intro workshop, where
> attendees program Conway's Game of Life [1] in small groups.
>
> First, we'll set up Clojure. Then we'll provide a Clojure "cheatsheet"
> with all the basic forms you'll need to program the game. We'll
> quickly demonstrate how to take and mold these forms into a program...
> then we all begin!
>
> Where: Adcloud GmbH @ http://goo.gl/map...­
> When: 24 April, 17:00
>
>
> As for the upcoming Clojure Cologne meeting on 18 April... I've used
> Clojure recently at work. I can discuss a few things:
>
>   * Auto-reconnecting to RabbitMQ took extra effort. (Auto-reconnect
>     is necessary because connections fail in distributed systems.)
>     I'll demonstrate my new opensource lib aimed at making RabbitMQ
>     simpler to use.
>
>   * I suspected Clojure's unit-testing story would be pretty
>     grim. Surprisingly, Midje is world-class and simple. (Plus, it
>     supports a top-down design philosophy, if you wish to dig deeper.)
>     Unit tests were tiny, and anticipated all my use-cases.
>
>     Like Common Lisp's "loop" macro, Midje is a case study in powerful
>     "non-Lispyness"... (Though perhaps not to loop's extreme.)
>
>
> All the best,
>   Tj
>
> [1] http://en.wikiped...­
>
>
>
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