A weekly newsletter and podcast diving into Clojure programs and libraries by Daniel Compton.

45: Data Rabbit with Ryan Robitaille

Monday, 3 October 2022

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Ryan Robitaille talks about data visualisation, and building a visual coding environment in Clojure
Data Rabbit “Programming is blindly manipulating symbols” - Bret Victor Storybook

44: Jank with Jeaye Wilkerson

Saturday, 17 September 2022

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Jeaye Wilkerson talks about compilers, LLVM, and building a dynamic, compiled Clojure

Note: I used the wrong link initially when publishing this episode. If you are hearing the wrong conversation, delete the episode and re-download it. Thanks!

Jeaye has a background in C++ systems programming, focusing on games and game engines. After 5 years of that, he co-founded an esports tournament startup written in full-stack Clojure for another 5 years. These days, he’s at Electronic Arts (EA) building tooling used to make some of the world’s top games.

In each space, C++, Rust, Clojure, NixOS, etc, Jeaye aims to make an impact with his open source projects. For Clojure, at first, that was with Orchestra. Now, the flagship is jank.

43: Clojure, The Essential Reference with Renzo Borgatti

Saturday, 13 November 2021

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Renzo Borgatti talks about what he learnt while creating his reference of the Clojure standard library, and about the re:Clojure conference.

42: Faster JSON parsing with Erik Assum

Thursday, 7 October 2021

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Erik Assum talks about clj-commons, speeding up clojure.data.json, and asks Daniel what he's been up to.

41: Clojure pre-history with Chris Houser

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Download: MP3 - 00:39:37

Chris Houser (Chouser) reflects on the early years of Clojure, Clojure's features, and applying the lessons of Clojure elsewhere.

Note: this podcast was recorded in April 2020 but not published until now. Some of the references are a little outdated, but there’s still some great stuff here that I wanted to get out.

In particular, it doesn’t seem like COVID spreads via metal surfaces very much.

(00:00) Intro
(00:27) The Joy of Clojure
(03:55) Clojure history
(10:55) Clojure and parallel programming
(15:59) Macros
(18:18) Lessons from Clojure
(22:30) Did Erlang have the right idea all along?
(28:08) State of the world in April 2020
(30:31) 3D Printing

40: Shipping Clojure code with Paulus Esterhazy

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Download: MP3 - 00:57:44

Paulus Esterhazy talks about trunk-based development, monorepos, path-focused design, and fast feedback

39: Clojure Goes Fast with Alexander Yakushev

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Download: MP3 - 00:58:47

Alexander Yakushev talks about performance measurement tools, and Clojure Goes Fast

38: Banking and Clojure with Allen Rohner

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Download: MP3 - 00:28:26

Allen Rohner talks about Griffin, building a new bank, and Bazel
Griffin Monzo New Bank Start-up unit 2008 United Kingdom bank rescue package griffinbank/rules_clojure spectrum Griffin API docs

37: The Clojurists Together Foundation with lvh

Thursday, 21 May 2020

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lvh talks about the Clojurists Together Foundation.

36: Clojure CLI tools with Michiel Borkent

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Download: MP3 - 00:58:30

Michiel Borkent talks about clj-kondo, Jet, Babashka, and GraalVM.