In the Brain

ClojureScript all the way down

Thursday, 10th January at The Skills Matter eXchange, London

This meetup is run by Skills Matter In The Brain. Starts at 6:30 PM.

Node.js is really hip these days. Of course, a barrier to adoption for any sensible programmer is the fact that while the opportunities it provides for network programming are shiny and brilliant, it expects you to write your code in Javascript, a language born with so many design flaws it makes you pine for the halcyon days of COBOL.

ClojureScript all the way down

Node.js is really hip these days. Of course, a barrier to adoption for any sensible programmer is the fact that while the opportunities it provides for network programming are shiny and brilliant, it expects you to write your code in Javascript, a language born with so many design flaws it makes you pine for the halcyon days of COBOL.

We've had a solution to the Javascript problem for a while now, though. It's called ClojureScript, and, oddly, even though it's supported Node as a compilation target almost from the start, the thriving ecosystem of ClojureScript-on-Node tools and libraries you'd expect to spring out of that has been curiously absent.

Today, we're going to attempt an experiment: let's join pre-existing Node infrastructure to client-side ClojureScript tools and see if we can build a fully functional 100% CLJS web application in the space of a Conj talk.

Bodil Stokke

Bodil is a compulsive conference speaker in the fields of functional programming and internets technologies, and is a co-organiser of multiple developer conferences in Scandinavia and the UK, mostly because she’s still learning how to stop.

Surprise lightning talk: Introduction to EDN

Robert Rees does a surprise talk to introduce EDN!

Robert Rees

Robert Rees is currently a Developer Manager at the Guardian and the former CTO of Wazoku. He started his career as a tester and went on to be a C and Java developer in telecoms and dabbled in management.

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