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This week's Clojure news

Issue #17 - July 5th, 2013

Async

The most exciting news in the Clojure space this week is the introduction of core.async. Here's a few links to get you started:

Here's a link to the core.async walkthrough. It's really exciting stuff and definitely worth working through.

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David Nolen has been playing around with core.async and posted some fantastic demos. Here's a link to a go-like async autocomplete for wikipedia. Notice that there aren't any callbacks.

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This writeup compares Clojure's new core.async and Go channels.

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Clojurescript

The Weathertron is an absolutely beautiful weather app. Even better, it was written in Angular and ClojureScript. The Weathertron really sets the bar for what can be done in ClojureScript on mobile.

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node-clojurescript provides seamless integration between NodeJS and ClojureScript.

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Polyglot

A presentation comparing the concurrency models in Erlang, Scala, Go, and Clojure

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Harlan is a new lisp for GPU computing.

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Code & Libraries

nodisassemble is a Clojure library designed to let you inspect bytecode of functions and things.

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Cliopatra provides functionality to easily define and dispatch to multiple command-line utilities from single or multiple namespace entry points.

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Watch

In this video, Stuart Sierra shares patterns and techniques useful in large scale Clojure applications.

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Allen Rohner shares the difficulties encountered and the lessons learned building a PaaS in Clojure.

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Graphics & Games

This project solves puzzles in the popular mobile game Flow. Make sure to check out the slides as they provide a good introduction to the game and algorithm.

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Simplecs is a Component-Entity-System game engine used to write games in a modular fashion.

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Tools

Jon Pither and his team share a few ways to spruce up the REPL. Seems like a fun way to spread a MOTD to the team.

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ydiff is a code diff tool, but instead of unix `diff` which compares lines, ydiff compares language structures.

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