Clojure Gazette 1.58
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November 08, 2013 ====================================
After an interview issue and a themed special, there are plenty of great videos queued up. This issue is filled with awesome video content.
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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 !
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.
Stuart Halloway humorously explains best practices that make your software more complex.
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 valu able 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.
David Nolen introducing core.async in a tutorial style.