Editorial Hello, Clojurites!
I usually try to say something clever and insightful here about the state of Clojure and where it is heading. Honestly, that's getting a little boring. It's in a great place and it's headed to greater places. What more is there to say.
I have been working in Clojure full time and getting paid nicely for it since June. And loving it! I highly recommend it. And because of that, I think I've developed a myopic point of view. I can only see the here and now of Clojure. It's pretty good, and judging by the work being done, it will only get better. But I do remember a point where Clojure seemed to be at the forefront of wonderful new trends nearly every week.
Logic programming. Database programming. Functional programming. A standard data format. All of these things once amazed me and seemed to be streaming out of the Clojure community all the time.
That isn't to say that current progress isn't fast or even amazing. You merely have to step outside of the Clojure world and look in. And we should also not forget that the main philosophical principles of Clojure are still bearing new fruit. The future is bright.
Well, I'd better get back to working directly in Clojure and getting paid for it :)
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