Clojure Gazette 1.97
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Onyx, Visualization, Open Source
Issue 1.97October 12, 2014
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A small Clojure conference held in Berlin. It is organized by the same people who organized EuroClojure last year. They are still looking for papers.
Clojure/conj tickets will increase in price October 17
This is my last chance to tell you about regular-priced tickets. They go up on October 17. If you haven't bought your tickets, do so now!
Onyx: Distributed Workflows for Dynamic Systems
Michael Drogalis open sourced his distributed workflow project at Strange Loop. In short, tasks are described and configured with Clojure data. Watch the talk (Youtube video), here's the repo (Github), and a design guide to its internals .
2014 State of Clojure & ClojureScript Survey
Cognitect has taken up the baton to hold this year's survey. Participation is growing every year. The analysis of responses is always useful. Please take the survey, no matter what your familiarity with Clojure. Your entry will be recorded for posterity.
CircleCI Open Sources their ClojureScript + Om Frontend
ClojureCI is a continuous integration company with a slick UI. They've just open-sourced their frontend code, which is rare for a private company. Check this out if you're interested in how Om looks in a real, production-quality application.
Visualizing the Clojure Community
What happens if you process the GitHub Archive data for all git events on Clojure projects? And if you take that data and graph it? Kovas Boguta does just that and shares his findings about the growth of the community.
Boiling Sous-Vide Eggs using Clojure's Transducers
What happens when you connect an electric tea kettle to a power supply you can control with Clojure? And then you use Transducers?
I had a little trouble understanding what this newsletter was. But it's actually easy once you get it. Every week, it contains small tasks that open source Clojure projects need help with. So if you've ever wanted to help the Clojure ecosystem and get some community cred, you should subscribe.
Clojure Learning Resources
A long list of Clojure projects that have issues tagged with "newbie", "starter", "easy", etc. The idea is that you can get your feet wet doing those as an introduction to contributing to open source in Clojure.
Seven deadly sins of talking about "types"
I think static typing is great at what it does. But I often have objections with the arguments made in favor of types. It's hard to argue against arguments without sounding like you're arguing against types. This post hits the nail on its rhetorical head with way more rigor than I could hope to achieve.