Clojure Gazette 138: Tenure, Adventure, Zines!

Tenure, Adventure, Zines!


Issue 138 - August 24, 2015


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Mike Fikes on the Cognicast

Lots of talk about Replete, the ClojureScript REPL for iOS.

Contributor Covenant

The long road to inclusion online is paved with the hard work of many people. The Contributor Covenant is another brick. It's a great thing to include in your open source project, to signal that y ou protect and appreciate the contributions of your community.

BubbleSort Zines

Programming 'zine for young girls.

A Woman's Story

A true story about a black woman getting a programming job back in the 1960s.

μKanren: A Minimal Functional Core for Relational Programming

Wow! What a paper! I have played with core.logic since it first came out, but could never wrap my head around what it was doing or how it was intended to be used. Not that it's difficult or complicated but more because I didn't have the time to really dig into it.

Someone suggested I try μKanren instead. And, wow, I had no idea it could be so good. If you're the kind of person who likes ideas boiled down to their essence, then I think you'll appreciate the work to uncover the jewel of functional code inside miniKanren. μKanren is 40 lines of Scheme. Each function is explained in depth in the paper. And it's all straightforward and implementable in Clojure (though you'll have a little trouble with Clojure's cons, which is different from Scheme's).

Tufte CSS

A beautiful CSS template for text based on the work of Edward Tufte.

Double Fine Adventure! Youtube

Really digging this documentary about the desiging and building a video game.

clojuTRE Talks

clojuTRE is a Clojure conference in Finland! The talk lineup is now available.

HOWTO: Get tenure

Matt Might tells a heartwrenching story about how his disabled son helped him get tenure.