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The Taming of the Deftype



Baishampayan Ghose discusses creating custom data types in Clojure, covering: types vs. records, interfaces and corresponding protocol, mutable types, and example implementations.


Baishampayan "BG" Ghose has been a Lisper for almost all of his professional life. He started his career hacking Common Lisp for a travel startup and has deep admiration for functional programming. He discovered Clojure in 2008 and has not looked back ever since. Currently he is co-founder at a stealth startup that is building elegant tools for Enterprises to solve complex problems.

About the conference

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.

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Jul 03, 2012