Clojure

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Clojure is a dynamic, general-purpose programming language. It combines the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming and the performance gains of compiling and running on the JVM. It is a lisp dialect that runs on the JVM, enabling the use of Java code side by side with Clojure.
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About Clojure

(ns hello-world)

(defn hello
  ([] (hello "World"))
  ([name] (str "Hello, " name "!")))

Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Designed as a general purpose language, Clojure combines the approachability of a scripting language with a robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming.

Clojure is predominantly a functional programming language, and features a rich set of immutable, persistent data structures.

Clojure is open source, and information about contributing to the language can be found here.

Rich Hickey, the creator of Clojure, wanted a modern Lisp for functional programming, symbiotic with the established Java platform, and designed for concurrency; thus, Clojure was born.

Here are a couple quotes that exemplify the goals of Clojure:

  • Good design is not about making grand plans, but about taking things apart.
  • Programming is not about typing...it's about thinking.
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Self-contained finite problems with which to learn the language

I have spent time with the Clojure, Elixir & Go tracks and all have been incredibly beneficial, providing self-contained finite problems with which to learn the language. The Go language track has been wonderful in introducing me to the language, what idiomatic code is, and the many different ways in which one can solve a problem.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Clojure Track mentors

Once you join the Clojure language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Darrell Pittman https://github.com/darrell-pittman

20 years experience, mostly java, javascript and ruby. I love functional programming and have been studying clojure for ~6 months. I have done one small clojure project professionally.
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Jesús Gómez https://github.com/jgomo3

Considered for a new version of the legacy System I'm working with, a coworker presented Clojure to me and we found early it helps a lot on keeping complexity low with a systemic aproach to software projects. We have used in some prototypes. Still learning all I can of it, I hope I could share some knowledege of it by mentoring and learn at the same time.
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Vlad Bokov https://github.com/razum2um

Around 4 years of clojure experience. Author of aprint & debugger libs. Maintain awesome-clojure list and hope to get russian clojure.ru done right at some point (you can help!)
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Daniel Brook-Roberge

Longtime developer, recent Clojurian. Ex-academic web developer who loves code review so much I'm volunteering to do more here!
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Jarred Humphrey https://github.com/JarredLHumphrey

Professionally developed in Clojure for last 5 years and use it as my language of choice for most personal projects. I've been programming with a wide array of languages for past 12 years (Java/Javascript/Ruby/PHP).
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Tim Hawes https://github.com/timotheosh

I love Lisp, and functional programming. I've written a few apps in Clojure, and some with heavy Java interop.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Clojure exercises

These are a few of the 76 exercises on the Clojure track. You can see all the exercises here.

Collatz Conjecture
easy
math
POV
hard
misc
Matching Brackets
medium
misc
Armstrong Numbers
easy
math
Spiral Matrix
medium
recursivity
Atbash Cipher
easy
misc
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Clojure Track maintainers

The Clojure Maintainers are the brains behind the Clojure Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Matthaus Owens

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