Clojure Gazette 127
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Issue 127 - June 07, 2015
Hi my dear readers,
Thanks for your patience while I've been away on vacation. My wife, my daughter, and I took a long, three-day drive up to Wyoming to visit Yellowstone National Park. It was a great trip!
A lot has happened since I left, but I'm still going through it. However, there's still tons to share.
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Sponsor: PolyConf 2015
I'm happy to thank this week's sponsor, PolyConf. PolyConf was created to help all developers be polyglots. It brings a mix of technologies into one venue and letsthe juices meld. There is an awesome lineup of speakers, including Bodil Stokke and Jessica Kerr. William Byrd himself will be giving a miniKanren workshop where you develop a Scheme interpreter in miniKanren. That alone should be worth going. My favorite talk from last year's conference is by David Nolen . Please try to make it to Poland for this conference and please, please thank them for sponsoring the Gazette.
Carin Meier wrote a book called Living Clojure . She shares her method (and madness!) for integrating it into your life.
How Buildings Learn Youtube
Stewart Brand made a short TV series for the BBC back in the late nineties that talks about architecture. It's based on the content of a book he wrote of the same title ( How Buildings Learn ). It's calm, well-produced, and smart. It's a great take on building things to last. He even talks to Chrisopher Alexander , the architect behind the notion of Design Patterns .
Stewart Halloway gives a great presentation about
small, illustrative examples in the browser. Check out the
visual language he presents about 45 minutes in.
The Strange Loop is the premiere conference about the future of computer programming. And you're invited. Just buy your tickets! Sales open June 11 (which is Thursday). Kathy Sierra is keynoting, which is not to be missed. Check out the Sessions and the Preconf lineup .
Ambrose Bonnaire-Sergeant is at it again. After developing Type Clojure, he's raising money again to bring gradual typing to Typed Clojure. It's a compelling project and needs a little more help to reach its modest goal.
I would love to have a chance to try out Boot on something significant. This post makes me even more anxious to try.
Tomas Petricek presents a perspective on the definition of types, drawing from philosophy of science. He proposes that we accept that there are multiple meanings of type and that we should understand its meaning without using a formal definition.
I like Douglas Crockford. His talks are opinionated and very clear.
Rise of the Transpilers Youtube