PurelyFunctional.tv Newsletter 261: Cool, Calm, Coast

Issue 261 - January 22, 2018 · Archives · Subscribe

Hi Clojurers,

Clojure SYNC is just around the corner! Are you as excited as I am?

Please enjoy the issue.

Rock on!

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Clojure SYNC Tickets Still Available

If you enjoy this newsletter, you will enjoy the talks at Clojure SYNC. From the deep history of communication technology to the future of programming with AI, Clojure SYNC is designed to be an experience of broadened perspective. Further, there are three talks about practical skills every Clojurist should have---from style choices to building real-world abstractions. Finally, there are talks about building a business with Clojure, from training up your team to how to get hired.

Remember, Clojure/West is not happening in 2018. So if you want a Clojure conference experience at the beginning of the year, this is it!

Get your tickets today before the price goes up

Cool Things In Clojure 1.9

Nola Stowe talks about the new features she's excited about in Clojure 1.9.

Calm Technology Book

This small book by Amber Case is simple but important. It discusses the techniques for making software and devices take up less mental space. As more and more products vie for our attention, the ones that really master the right amount of attention for their job are going to stick around. I was a little disappointed by the quantity and depth of material, but it was worth a read.

Freedom From the Box

Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo shares her relationship with static types. Though the presentation is a bit bombastic, I sympathize with many of her opinions.

Brian Eno on his art Vimeo

I love Brian Eno because his perspectives are always novel.


Luna looks like an awesome programming language and environment.

Improving and Evaluating Clojure Web Application Architecture

A Master's thesis on Clojure Web applications (!) by Tuukka Kataja and Juho Teperi. I love finding things like this---highly technical, a nice review of the landscape, and something novel to boot.

Coast on Clojure

A new web framework for Clojure by Sean Walker.

Currently Recording: Understanding Re-frame

Understanding Re-frame is a comprehensive tour of the best front-end framework for ClojureScript of the moment. I like Re-frame because it just makes sense. When building an app, Re-frame has a place for everything.

The course is currently over seven hours of video. There was an Early Access Program, but the doors are now closed. If you want to get it before it is launched, join as a member and get access to everything that's already published, everything that's coming, and over 50 hours of other courses.

Here are the new lessons for this week: