Sorry for the less-than-weekly cadence of The REPL lately. Things have been pretty busy at work and home, plus it’s summer in NZ so I’ve been spending as much time at the beach as possible. Things are starting to settle down though, and The REPL should be returning to a more regular rhythm.
Thanks for reading!
- The thing I’m personally most excited about this week is the recent announcement from Clojurists Together that we have funded clj-http and Figwheel in our first funding round. We’ve been chipping away at this since January 2016, and it feels really good to finally start funding projects. If you’ve signed up as a member, I really truly appreciate it.
- Bruce Hauman has a very cool demo and prerelease of a new readline library he is working on for Clojure/ClojureScript.
- Nikita Propov on macros and API design, using the specific case of HTML generation. It added something to the way I think about API design when I read it.
- Ramsey Nassar is definitely not working on a post-Clojure lisp.
Libraries & Books.
- Java Concurrency in Practice is on sale in paperback and Kindle form
People are worried about Types. ?
- The most intriguing news this week was this commit from Rich Hickey introducing prepl. Alex Miller gives some more context on Reddit.
Bryan Cantrill - The Hurricane’s Butterfly: Debugging Pathologically Performing Systems