26 May '13, 3am

Everything I know about Clojure after one week via @pivotallabs

This week I decided to clear out the cobwebs of my Ruby-trained brain and try a completely different language. Ruby and Rails have been my staples for over seven years, and I’m starting to tire of my patterns of thinking, and of the common problems found in large Rails applications. Specifically, I’m pretty bored of running into slow test suites and difficult-to-maintain apps. I suspect the primary cause of these problems is the entanglement of business logic with database and other stateful resource code. I get the feeling that it can’t be just coincidence that so many teams of competent developers fall into the same old traps. I’d heard a bit about Clojure , so decided to explore the ecosystem and community. I’m attracted to the idea of learning a functional language, avoiding mutable state and re-evaluating the object oriented programming paradigm. Functional programmer...

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