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March Clojure Dojo

  • Mar 30, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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In all likelihood we will continue working on our text adventure game Clork.

The code is here: http://github.com/otf...

The london-clojurians email list is here: http://groups.google.... The google wave for this event is here: https://wave.google.c...

Clojure is a JVM language that has syntatically similarities to LISP, full integration with Java and its libraries and focuses on providing a solution to the issue of single machine concurrency.

Its small core makes it surprisingly easy for Java developers to pick up and it provides a powerful set of concurrency strategies and data structures designed to make immutable data easy to work with. If you went to Rich Hickey's LJC talk about creating Clojure you'll already know this, if not it's well worth watching the Skillsmatter videos. http://skillsmatter.c...

The goal of the session is to help people learn to start working with Clojure but we hope that more experienced developers will also come along to help form a bit of a London Clojure community within the wider Java group.

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  • Jose M.

    My first clojure meetup was quite interesting. This is the emacs ref card I usually look up. http://clip.dia.fi.upm.es/~logalg/doc/emacsreference.pdf

    March 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I'd turned up earlier and got some pizza. :-)

    I found that having unit tests made our progress feel more solid and I think that everyone is becoming much more familiar with the language which is making it more fun. I still hope that it is welcoming to people who know nothing of clojure (or emacs or lisp).

    March 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Clojure looks good. Might need to find an emacs dojo before going near the dev. machine though...

    March 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    A well-paced, but overwhelming introduction to Clojure. Got my machine setup to try out some myself, whilst picking up fragments of Clojure / Lisp.

    March 30, 2010

  • Tom C.

    Sure. Its currently looking like top 3, but should be fine. I'll also bring my fully lein/swank/clojure-test-mode enabled emacs, so we can get proper tests going.

    March 29, 2010

  • Robert R.

    Short, we've still got a dojo to do. Say "Top Five Tips for reducing complexity"

    March 15, 2010

  • Tom C.

    I'll go for reducing complexity. What sort of length are we looking for?

    March 14, 2010

  • Robert R.

    Well I have definitely been thinking about metaprogramming and Compojure/nosql so happy to have something on those.

    I've had enough of Emacs related information.
    TDD versus REPL is probably a better conversation than a talk.

    Reducing complexity is probably my favourite.

    March 11, 2010

  • Tom C.

    I'm very interested in doing a talk for this dojo, but am stuck on which topic.

    Possible topics:

    - Web apps with compojure and nosql (with a demo of an app I wrote).

    - Destructuring, binding and threading, reducing complexity in clojure code.

    - Clojure-test-mode and clojure-refactoring-mode: emacs as a clojure IDE.

    - TDD and the repl, which to use first.

    - Macros and metaprogramming madness.

    - Concurrency and mutable state in clojure.

    March 11, 2010

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