- Clojars is now officially a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy
- “In this day and age of raging debates about type systems, … it’s refreshing to hear Sam prioritise the lowering of cognitive load“
- “We’re reassured when we see lots of recent change, lots of contributors, and lots of new stuff appearing. In reality I think that’s almost exactly the opposite of what should reassure us. With change comes risk.”
- A Majestic Monolith in Clojure
- Dragan Djuric has slides up for his talk on Clojure on the GPU
Libraries & Books.
People are worried about Types. ?
- Non Volatile Memory (NVM) bridges the gap between the throughput and latency of flash, and the durability and capacity of flash. This changes a lot of the assumptions and constraints in storage systems and databases. This article on Write Behind Logging shows how taking advantage of NVM’s unique properties sped up throughput by 1.2x-1.3x, and failure recovery time by 100x. The paper was co-authored by Andy Pavlo who showed up here a few weeks ago with his talk about Peloton.
- Eric Normand has written a bunch of articles this week about the JVM and Clojure
- The Future of Java in the Enterprise (including InfoQ’s thoughts on Clojure adoption)
- A deep dive into Clojure’s next and rest functions
- If you also enjoy mainlining Bryan Cantrill, BSDNow has released The Cantrillogy, three back to back Bryan Cantrill interviews.