In this part, we introduce Clojure: what it is, why you might want to use it, and how to install it. We also look at options for using Clojure that don't require you to install anything at all!
Nice job Craig, clear and easy to follow. What are some real world projects that use Clojure that I might learn about? Is Clojure used on any current web apps?
Good screencaat, thanks. Resource link is wrong, right Try Clojure link is http://tryclj.com/
@sbagdat We fixed the link, thanks for reporting that.
@beazler: there are quite a few applications that use Clojure in the real world. I've worked on a few that I can't talk about (customer confidence) but one pretty well-known one is Prismatic, which is something like 99.9% Clojure, and has some fairly serious performance requirements. There's a list of just a few of the many more at http://dev.clojure.org/display/community/Clojure+Success+Stories.
Also, by "customer confidence", I meant "confidence" in the sense of "confidential", not in the sense of "confidence in Clojure". :)
Great video, well done!
Question: Will later videos touch on using Clojure with the Noir framework to build web apps? I'm very new to Clojure myself and would love to see a good Noir walkthrough, especially if it were a "Clojure For Rails Developers" tutorial.
Cool intro... I'm looking forward to Part 2. So I can get some closure.
Also, "brew install leiningen" seems to work fine if you don't want to work through the manual install process.
@shanekilkelly: I don't have any specific plans to talk about Noir in the series, but your interest in such is noted! We certainly think that Clojure has a lot to offer Rails developers, and that they'll find lots to like in the language.
@bijanbwb: That's a good tip!
Haha, those headphones were distracting. Otherwise, great screencast.
2min of intro for a 14min screencast. Skip to 2:00 ;)
Thanks candera for this screencast.. i also found lieningen is included in homebrew as well.. so doing brew install leiningen was pretty fast.
Love your screencast so far buddy - great explanation
Prismatic (http://getprismatic.com) and Room Key (http://roomkey.com) are just two I'm aware of. There are many!