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

49: Clerk with Martin Kavalar

Saturday, 30 December 2023

Download: MP3 - 00:32:12

Martin Kavalar talks about Clerk

48: Biff with Jacob O'Bryant

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Download: MP3 - 00:49:48

Jacob O'Bryant talks about Biff, XTDB, and building a web framework for small teams

47: Executable textbooks with Sam Ritchie

Friday, 13 January 2023

Download: MP3 - 00:54:18

Sam Ritchie talks about the Mentat Collective, executable textbooks, visual math

46: ClojureDart with Christophe Grand and Baptiste Dupuch

Saturday, 24 December 2022

Download: MP3 - 00:41:52

Christophe Grand and Baptiste Dupuch talk about ClojureDart, a new dialect of Clojure

45: Data Rabbit with Ryan Robitaille

Monday, 3 October 2022

Download: MP3 - 00:29:47

Ryan Robitaille talks about data visualisation, and building a visual coding environment in Clojure

44: Jank with Jeaye Wilkerson

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Download: MP3 - 00:42:52

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

Download: MP3 - 00:58:32

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

Download: MP3 - 00:55:37

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