Pre-conj Prep: Bozhidar Batsov

September 27, 2014

Talk: The evolution of the Emacs tooling for Clojure


Bozhidar Batsov's talk at the conj is about CIDER, which is the Clojure IDE and REPL built into Emacs. You should know that previously, the CIDER project was known as nrepl.el and it replaces SLIME, which is what we used to use in Emacs. CIDER connects to an nREPL server.

If you'd like to install and use CIDER, check out the Using Emacs with Clojure chapter from Clojure for the Brave and True.

Why it matters

Emacs with CIDER is the most popular IDE according to the 2013 State of Clojure Survey. Bozhidar Batsov took over the project one year ago and CIDER has added many new features. I will enjoy hearing about all the things I don't use because I don't know about them.

About Bozhidar Batsov

Twitter - Github - Blog

Bozhidar Batsov is the maintainer of several Clojure- and Emacs-related projects, including CIDER, Prelude, Projectile, and the Clojure Style Guide.

If you can believe it, Batsov only gets $30 per week on Gittip, even though half the Clojure world uses his stuff. Reach into those pockets and sponsor some development.

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