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Entries for month: July 2012

Real World Clojure at Clojure/West

July 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

Back at Clojure/West in March I gave a talk about World Singles' real world use of Clojure to do "boring stuff": general purpose web application programming. The recording of my talk is now available on InfoQ.

It's always a little odd to watch myself giving a talk, especially when it's the first time I've ever given a specific talk and, in this case, particularly when it's the first time I've ever had to give a 25 minute talk (instead of 40-60 minutes). It's a high-level talk. I show a couple of slides of code but I didn't have time to dig into how things really work at World Singles. I hope to get a chance to do that one day.

Apart from saying "Um" far too much, I think the talk went pretty well. Clojure is intended "to be a general-purpose language suitable in those areas where Java is suitable" according to the Clojure rationale and I think there needs to be more written - and spoken - about that general-purpose usage to show how approachable and productive Clojure can be. The big data / high scale stuff is very important, but I want people to realize Clojure can tackle everyday problems too, providing a concise (and FUN) way to solve those problems!

4 CommentsTags: clojure

Clojure & CFML Sitting In A Tree

July 10, 2012 · 6 Comments

I'll be presenting on World Singles' use of Clojure and CFML together at a number of user groups over the next month or so...

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6 CommentsTags: clojure · coldfusion