Ep 046: When is Clojure not the right tool for the job?
We look at the varied forms that Clojure can assume and consider where it might not fit.
Ep 045: Why have derived fields in data when I can just calculate derived data as needed with a function?
We take a focused look at the balance of using functions or derived fields and where each is preferable.
Ep 044: What's so different about Clojure's REPL?
We evaluate what a REPL really is and show that it's much more about the developer experience than simply calculating values.
Ep 043: What is 'faking' a resource?
We talk about the virtues of faking and then outline several real techniques for getting work done.
Ep 042: What does it mean to be 'data-oriented'?
We merge together different aspects of Clojure's data orientation and specify which of those help make development more pleasant.
Ep 041: Why do Clojurians make such a big deal about immutability?
We cover several practical side effects of immutability and why we've become such big fans of data that doesn't let us down.
Ep 040: Should I use lein, boot, or tools.deps?
We assemble a list of build tool characteristics and talk about how each tool stacks up before giving our recommendations.
Ep 039: Why use Clojure over another functional language?
We examine the different categories of functional programming languages and distill out what differentiates Clojure and why we prefer it.
Ep 038: How do I convince my coworkers to use Clojure?
We recall our own experiences evangelizing Clojure and give practical advice from the trenches.
Ep 037: What Advice Would You Give to Someone Getting Started With Clojure?
We trade off giving practical tips for intrepid learners reminisce about our own paths into Clojure.
Ep 036: Why Do You Recommend Clojure?
We take turns sharing our favorite reasons, and we can't help but have fun riffing on how enjoyable Clojure is to use.
Ep 035: Lifted Learnings
Christoph and Nate lift concepts from the raw log-parsing series.
Ep 034: Break the Mold
Christoph finds exceptional log lines and takes a more literal approach.
Ep 033: Cake or Ice Cream? Yes!
Nate needs to parse two different errors and takes some time to compose himself.
Ep 032: Call Me Lazy
Christoph finds map doesn't let him be lazy enough.
Ep 031: Eager Abstraction
Nate finds that trouble comes in pairs.
Ep 030: Lazy Does It
Christoph's eagerness to analyze the big production logs shows him the value of being lazy instead.
Ep 029: Problem Unknown: Log Lines
Nate is dropped in the middle of a huge log file and hunts for the source of the errors.
Ep 028: Fail Donut
Christoph has gigs of log data and he’s looking to Clojure for some help.
Ep 027: Collected Context
Nate and Christoph reflect on what they learned during the Twitter series.