Clojure Gazette 1.58

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Clojure Gazette

Issue 1.58
November 08, 2013


Editorial

Hello, Clojurites,

After an interview issue and a themed special, there are plenty of great videos queued up. This issue is filled with awesome video content.

Enjoy!

Sincerely,
Eric Normand
<ericwnormand@gmail.com>

P.S. I love hearing from readers. Just reply to this email!

P.P.S.My videos are still available!

Announcement

Clojure 1.6.0-alpha2 release


Clojure 1.6.0 is getting ready for release. I am excited about the new Clojure/Java interop API for accessing Clojure Vars from Java and other JVM languages. There are also a number of bug fixes. Thanks to everyone who has worked on the release!

 


Reading

ClojureScript + core.async Rain Effect


A fun demo implementing a raindrop effect in ClojureScript with core.async.

Typed Clojure by Example


A nice introduction the the types in Typed Clojure.

 


Watching

Narcissistic Design


Stuart Halloway humorously explains best practices that make your software more complex.

Fun


This video is not Clojure-specific, but it does revolve around a definition, and hence fair game in the Clojure World. Ian Bogost, renowned game designed, defines "fun". Very intelligent and thought-provoking.

 

Everything I Have Learned From Someone Else

David Nolen speaks about how academic research papers can hold practical and valuable algorithms if only they were implemented as a library. He goes through many examples of papers that he has used that were the kernel of the libraries he is known for.

 

Using Datomic with Riak


Rich Hickey speaks about how Datomic uses Riak to store its data, what guarantees it takes advantage of, and how Datomic can provide what it does.

 

core.async Introduction

David Nolen introducing core.async in a tutorial style.
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