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

92: Reflections

Saturday, 24 August 2019


I have to start this newsletter with a correction. Last time, I said that I thought CircleCI was the Clojure company that had raised the most money. I was wrong, Nubank has raised $820 million dollars, and has a valuation over $10 billion dollars. That makes them one of the most highly valued fintech startups. For context Stripe’s most recent valuation in 2019 put them at $22.5 billion dollars.

Since the last newsletter I’ve been to Belgium and back for Heart of Clojure. It was a great event and I’m very happy I got to go. I met lots of readers and Clojurists Together members which was a big highlight for me.


Libraries & Books.

People are worried about Types. ?



Recent Developments.



Fast Software, the Best Software, and Performance Matters are two good reflections on performance.

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