The Blog of Josh Comer

Clojure Talks

It has been awhile since my last post, life has been quite busy (as always). I thought that I should share some of the great Clojure themed talks that I have been consuming in my down time.

  • Dynamic Pricing through DSLs This talk by Amit Rathore takes an great approach to DSLs. His company Runa uses a DSL to alleviate the pains of enterprise customisation’s to their product.

  • Why Prismatic Goes Faster With Clojure This talk shows that Clojure can be FAST. I wish these libraries were open-source so that I could get a look at their inner workings.

  • Reducers – Rich Hickey I saved the best for last. This is the best talk I have watched in awhile. Rich does a great job of walking through reducers and explaining why they are important. I keep meaning to download the Clojure 1.5 beta and try these out for myself. In the Clojure programming that I have done it seems that the majority of maps and filters are not order dependent and therefore could greatly benefit from the use of reducers.