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SkillsCast

ClojureScript all the way down

10th January 2013 in London at Skills Matter

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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.

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ClojureScript all the way down

Bodil Stokke

Bodil works as a computer science researcher for a secretive think tank, and is a world renowned expert in varied fields such as pizza and persistent data structures. Contrary to popular rumour, she only has five fingers on each hand, but is still an Emacs user.

SkillsCast

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.

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ClojureScript all the way down

Bodil Stokke

Bodil works as a computer science researcher for a secretive think tank, and is a world renowned expert in varied fields such as pizza and persistent data structures. Contrary to popular rumour, she only has five fingers on each hand, but is still an Emacs user.