Falcon (my employer) still has two job openings, a Web Development Engineer (mostly front-end), and a Senior Software Engineer (mostly backend). If you’d like to work in an empathetic, inclusive, fast growing team that uses Clojure, please look at applying. We’re looking to hire people remotely (or in the Bay Area) who can work with a significant overlap in the Pacific time zone.
If you (or someone you know) haven’t done Clojure but are experienced in another language and would like to learn Clojure, we’re happy to teach you!
Speaking of Datomic, there is a new release which adds a bunch of very useful new data modelling and data validation features.
Tuples solve some thorny data modelling problems that I’ve faced in the past. Attribute predicates allow you to validate attributes match particular rules at the database level; previously you had to use transaction functions, or app level code to handle this (I think?). Entity specs let you define validation rules for an entity as whole, e.g. a user has an email address and a password. Return maps are a very cool feature that let you get maps back from a datalog query instead of tuples, while also being able to positionally destructure them.
Taken as a whole, these changes significantly improve Datomic’s native data modelling, querying, and data validation capabilities. I expect a lot of Datomic shops are going to be very happy with this update.
Now for something completely different, I read and listened to a discussion about what happens if the cost of capital never rises again, and what that would mean for businesses and society. I have a tendency to assume that things will revert to the mean, and to the way they are ‘supposed’ to be (see NZ’s housing market bubble). This was a good reminder for me to keep an open mind that sometimes the world fundamentally changes.
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