Learn Clojure in 15 minutes, perhaps Moving on from pointless flamebait rants, here's something a bit more constructive. Inspired by Tyler Neylon's excellent Learn Lua in 15 minutes, I humbly present my original effort at an equivalent for Clojure (also available as a gist). Further Reading This is far from exhaustive, but hopefully it's enought o get you on your feet. Clojure.org has lots of articles: Clojuredocs.org has documentation with examples for most core functions:
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creating a simple game in clojure - ideolalia There's a certain type of person who, upon seeing a new language, feels compelled to write a game with it. Functional languages represent a unique challenge in this respect, as has been written about at some length elsewhere. Clojure adds an interesting wrinkle to this problem, in the form of its Java interop. If a game consists of a thin layer of Clojure wrapped around a full-featured Java game engine, is it actually "written in Clojure"? First hundred days of Clojure In politics you have a one hundred days period of grace. In December I started to work with Clojure, so I guess it’s time to have a clojure look. In the last couple of years I encountered a couple of different languages. At scoyo it was ActionScript and Flex from Adobe.
Light Table by Chris Granger Here's a much higher quality video: Despite the dramatic shift toward simplification in software interfaces, the world of development tools continues to shrink our workspace with feature after feature in every release. Even with all of these things at our disposal, we're stuck in a world of files and forced organization - why are we still looking all over the place for the things we need when we're coding? Why is everything just static text? Bret Victor hinted at the idea that we can do much better than we are now - we can provide instant feedback, we can show you how your changes affect a system.
Introduction to Clojure Clojure is simple, easy, fun, and very cool. Some have said that Clojure — or a language very much like it — is the future of programming languages. Overview Clojure is a modern dialect of Lisp, targeting the JVM is designed for functional programming and concurrency, and is therefore all about immutability interoperates with Java has many interesting features such as features macros, agents, transactional memory, transients, multimethods, protocols, and namespaces is homoiconic was created by Rich Hickey The current production version is 1.4. Clojure box - loading book examples from "Programming Clojure" > Wherever the files goes after C-x C-f ~/.emacs and then C-x C-s is where > emacs thinks your home directory is. I would just go with that. It's > normally in %appdata%, but it won't be there until you create it and save > it. yes, this is better than my #2
Connecting to your creation 26 Feb 2012 edit: there is now a downloadable jar: After seeing Bret Victor's talk, Inventing on Principle, the other night, I was curious how hard it would be to build some of things he demoed - so I put together a live ClojureScript game editor today. Here's a video of it in action: It basically replicates what was in his demo (minus the Braid graphics). Clojure Documentation This guide covers building a simple web-application using common Clojure libraries. When you're done working through it, you'll have a little webapp that displays some (x, y) locations from a database, letting you add more locations as well. It's assumed that you're already somewhat familiar with Clojure. If not, see the Getting Started and Introduction guides. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (including images & stylesheets). The source is available on Github.