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The Database as a Value
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by Rich Hickey on Sep 04, 2012 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 7-11, 2016. Join us!

Rich Hickey discusses the complexity introduced by a database into a system, and a way to deal with it by using Datomic. He also discusses immutability, epochal time, and persistent data structures.


Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure and designer of Datomic, is a software developer with over 20 years of experience in various domains. Rich has worked on scheduling systems, broadcast automation, audio analysis and fingerprinting, database design, yield management, exit poll systems, and machine listening, in a variety of languages.

Software is changing the world; QCon aims to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the enterprise software development community; to achieve this, QCon is organized as a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their teams: team leads, architects, project managers, engineering directors.

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