PurelyFunctional.tv Newsletter 232: AI, Jobs, Batman

Issue 232 - July 03, 2017

Hi Clojurers,

I've been working on some changes on PurelyFunctional.tv. You may have already noticed the minor redesign of the Clojure courses pages. There's better filtering for the courses. As the number of courses has grown over time, the Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced system was not cutting it. Now you can filter by topic as well.

Members and other customers can now choose from three different download resolutions. Lower resolutions, of course, are smaller files to download, which may be more convenient to you. There are corresponding RSS feeds for downloading the files automatically.

Please enjoy the issue.

Rock on!

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The Myth of a Superhuman AI

Kevin Kelly makes an argument that AI is not going to take over the world any time soon.

Reagent deep dive

Timothy Pratley wrote this nice four-part series on Reagent.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Rich Already Answered That!

How did I not know about this archive of answers Rich Hickey has given to questions about Clojure.

The Clojure Job Market

JUXT's Jon Pither analyzes the Clojure job market.

Faster Compilation/Runtime and Spec Caching Fixes

The ClojureScript compiler is now much faster! And ClojureScript has a blog.

History of Lisp Editing

Wow, this is an amazing document of the history of structural editing in Lisp.

Clojure Job Market YouTube

I had a nice conversation with Kim Foster of Cognitect about the Clojure job market. If you're looking to get a job in Clojure or hire Clojurists, you should watch this.

The Tale of Batman and Mr. Whiskers

A fun pastiche about Batman and core.async by Abhirag Awasthi.

FP is Dead Long Live FP YouTube

Brian Goetz about the divide between OOP and FP, and what we can learn from each other.