Paul deGrandis examines three startups and their technology needs, risk and tradeoffs, presenting how Clojure did its part in their success.
Paul deGrandis lives for magnificent engineering. Elegant, well-founded, useful solutions to problems that say something about engineering's beauty. He loves metrics, taking on the impossible, and making lives better through technology. Previously Paul worked at PushButton Labs, Etsy.com, OurShelf, and SilverCloud Software as well as working in advanced research (DARPA).
Clojure/West is a new conference bringing the Clojure community together to discuss techniques, tools, and the state of the Clojure ecosystem March 16-17th for three tracks of sessions. Prior to the conference, register for three days of training by the Clojure experts.
I love Lisp and Clojure is totally cool
Weak on data
I take away the feeling that he is a fan of Clojure rather than a person who could demonstrate data to backup his fan-feeling. This is not a knock on the presenter, not on Clojure.
Re: I love Lisp and Clojure is totally cool
I haven't had any problem bringing engineers up to speed on Clojure and ClojureScript. It's usually a week or so of dedicated ramping up before they're committing quality changes to a codebase and reasoning about architectures/data with the language as a tool.
Re: Weak on data
During the Q/A following the presentation, we got into more specific data points, but again not as much as I wanted.
I'd be more than happy to share any stories or data points that you (or anyone else) might be interested in. I have project metrics for almost all projects I've taken on from 2006-now.
Is there a specific dimension of data you were interested in hearing about?