Should Cognitect do More for Clojure?

May 25, 2017
Poor open-source development practices, neglect for the beginner experience, and lack of communication have come up as complaints against how Cognitect stewards Clojure. I address the complaints with a plea that we do more as a community.

Defn Podcast Transcript

May 11, 2017
I was on the Defn Podcast. We talked about Clojure, testing, and PHP :) Here is a transcript.

Building Composable Abstractions Rehearsal 3

November 13, 2016
My third rehearsal for my upcoming Clojure/conj talk.

Two rehearsals for my Clojure/conj talk

November 06, 2016
My upcoming Clojure/conj talk is fast approaching. I recorded two rehearsals in two days. Watch them!

New Orleans Clojure Workshop Retrospective

October 23, 2016
We organized a Clojure workshop. Here's what went right and what we should do next time.

Concurrency and Parallelism in the Real World

August 01, 2016
Concurrency and parallelism are concepts that we make use of every day off of the computer. I give some real world examples and we analyze them for concurrency and parallelism.

What do I have to learn to be hirable in Clojure?

July 22, 2016
You actually need to learn nothing. But it's more complicated than that. This article will show you what can set you apart.

5 Differences between clojure.spec and Schema

June 11, 2016
Schema and clojure.spec aim to solve similar problems. There are significant differences, though, that might not be obvious at first.

Clojure Hashmaps

March 17, 2016
Clojure hashmaps are one of the workhorse data structures in Clojure. There are two main patterns commonly used. We also discuss some interesting properties.

Installing Clojure on Windows 8+

March 11, 2016
The ClojureBridge curriculum includes excellent instructions for installing Clojure on a variety of systems. They are well suited for beginners. I have adapted the Windows 8 instructions for my recommendations.