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Clojure: Enemy of the State



Alex Miller discusses Clojure’s approach to data, comparing it with OOP’s approach, and covering various related topics such as mutation, state vs. value, primitive and composite data.


Alex Miller is a senior engineer with Revelytix, working on products for data integration and analytics in Clojure. Prior to Revelytix, Alex was technical lead at Terracotta, an engineer at BEA Systems, and Chief Architect at MetaMatrix. Alex is the founder of the Strange Loop, Clojure/West, and Lambda Jam developer conferences. @puredanger

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Sep 11, 2013

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  • Beautifully presented

    by Vjeran Marcinko,

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    I started learning Clojure half a year ago, and watched bunch of introductory videos, but this one is definitely one of my favorite. So clear and concise.

  • Excellent Intro

    by Noam Ben Ari,

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    It cleared a lot of things up and taught me a few new things as well.
    I will send it to my team at work.

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