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Concurrency Options on the JVM

Posted by Jessica Kerr  on  Oct 17, 2015 2

Jessica Kerr covers some of the concurrency tools existing in JVM languages including ExecutorService, Futures, Akka actors, and core.async coroutines, providing advice on writing deadlock-free code.


LDB: 10x Performance Increase after Rewriting Linked-in C Module in Pure Erlang

Posted by Daniel Pezely  on  Sep 05, 2015

Daniel Pezely discusses the 10 fold performance increase of a Lisp and C system after rewriting it in Erlang, outlining where issues existed before and the design and implementation of the new system.


An Introduction to Clojure and ClojureScript

Posted by David Tanzer  on  Jul 24, 2015

David Tanzer introduces Clojure and ClojureScript, discussing the language basics and some libraries useful for writing real applications.


core.async: Concurrency Without Callbacks

Posted by Stuart Halloway  on  Jun 05, 2015

Stuart Halloway discusses the design of core.async and some of its capabilities: channels, put and take, go blocks, alts! and alts!!, timeouts, showing their use through code.


Down the Clojure Rabbit Hole

Posted by Christophe Grand  on  Apr 02, 2015

Christophe Grand tells Clojure stories full of immutability, data over behavior, relational programming, declarativity, incrementalism, parallelism, collapsing abstractions, local state and more.


Exploring Melody Space with Clojure, Overtone, core.async and core.logic

Posted by Thomas Kristensen  on  Mar 24, 2015

Thomas Kristensen describes the overall architecture of Composer, a system for composing musing, showing how to build a system that achieves responsiveness while still being flexible.


Clojure Is the New C

Posted by Robert Martin  on  Nov 16, 2014 7

Robert Martin argues that Clojure is a replacement for C with its simple syntax and minimal semantics.


Teach Your Eye to Eat (Clojure)

Posted by Mario Aquino  on  Oct 02, 2014 1

Mario Aquino discusses the structure and organization of Clojure's Lisp syntax as well as special forms in the language for declaring data structures.


Refactoring in Java, Scala, and Clojure

Posted by Glen Peterson  on  Aug 02, 2014 2

Glen Peterson uses the Expression Problem to compare refactoring in Java, Scala and Clojure, showing how traits minimize changes in Scala when an interface changes and how Clojure avoids some issues.


Clojure Core.Async

Posted by Timothy Baldridge  on  Aug 01, 2014

Timothy Baldridge introduces Clojure’s Core.Async library, presenting the motivation behind the library and examples in Clojure and ClojureScript helpful to decouple subsystems in an application.


Clojure in the Large

Posted by Stuart Sierra  on  Jul 18, 2014 1

Stuart Sierra discusses various Clojure features: protocols, records, DI, managing startup/shutdown of components, dynamic binding, interactive development workflow, testing and mocking.


Write Your Lisp in Scala

Posted by Stefan Chis  on  May 24, 2014

Stefan Chis demos building a Lisp dialect in Scala, covering: parsing code, defining data types and functions, evaluating expressions, implementing higher order functions.

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