Eric Normand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One of the ideas I have been playing with recently is that Clojure is now in this zone between obscurity and popularity. It is obviously getting a lot of air time, but it is still not considered (in the popular conception) an obvious choice for most projects (Storm is the obvious exception).
I recently competed in a 48-hour hackathon. I developed a mobile web app in Clojure. A collaborator wanted to be able to run the server himself. A git pull and a lein self-install later, the server was running. Amazon sponsored the hackathon and we all got AWS credits. Lein beanstalk let me deploy the app without a hitch. The point is that Clojure development is pulling together into a very cohesive and powerful experience.
At the same time, Clojure is popping up all over the place. Clojure is on the verge of something big. Business opportunities abound.
I am working on a project now that seems as ripe as it will ever be. It should be coming online in the next few weeks. Get ready for it!
In the meantime, enjoy this issue!
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