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Some lessons from the Clojure community on simplicity, the power of raw data, and a functional subset of Scala modelled on Clojure. The aim is to borrow some of the better ideas from Clojure-land, and also explore the idea that while types are great, there are far more important things that we need to focus on, and Clojure gets many of these things right - so let's steal them for Scala!
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Lessons from Clojure
'Nic Long is Tech Lead for the Discussion (user commenting) team at the Guardian, where he has been working for the last couple of years. He loves building scalable APIs in functional languages - in particular Scala and Clojure. He is passionate about developing new ways of journalism on the web and other technology platforms.