Clojure Gazette 145: Subversive thoughts inside.

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Subversive thoughts inside.
Clojure Gazette
Issue 145 - October 12, 2015

Hi!

Some of the links in this issue may be difficult and challenging. They certainly were challenging to me. When reading Martin Luther King or listening to Katie Miller, I felt some of the pain I've caused to others. I wish I were a better person, but I find myself reflecting the culture I was brought up in time and again. I wish I were helping instead of being part of the problem—from sexism and racism to hostility to beginners.

Exposing myself to the experience of others makes me stronger to do better. These links have helped me. I hope they help you think about the destructive cultural traditions we all live with.

Please enjoy the issue!

Rock on!
Eric Normand <eric@lispcast.com>

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The Checklist

I've been thinking a lot about how to improve defect rates in software, and this article by Atul Gawande was inspirational. If it can help healthcare, can't it help software?


Beginning Clojure: Cursive

A step-by-step guide to getting Clojure and Cursive set up.


Concurrency made easy with Clojure and Pulsar

I've never used Pulsar (or Quasar, which it wraps). This article builds a simple chat server and client in Clojure using Pulsar.


The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: June 2015

I had never seen this ranking before. I'm pleasantly surprised to see Clojure so high up in the rankings. Note that I don't think these are accurate enough for anything but a general sense of popularity and growth. However, the top ten languages do appear to be the most popular languages right now.


Letter from a Birmingham Jail

An inspiring letter after all of these years.


Local State, Global Concerns

A great article by Brandon Bloom about enabling some cool features using Om's local state and global state.


On being a woman in functional programming

Katherine Fellows shares her experience being a woman in functional programming.


Organizing More Accessible Tech Events

Lots of advice for making events more accessible to everyone. By Lacey Williams Henschel.


Composing a Functional Community

Katie Miller forces us to face ourselves to grow the functional programming community.