Ep 038: How do I convince my coworkers to use Clojure?
Each week, we answer a different question about Clojure and functional programming.
This week, the question is: “How do I convince my coworkers to use Clojure?”. We recall our own experiences evangelizing Clojure and give practical advice from the trenches.
- “Don’t assume someone is going to want to jump on the grenade.”
- “There are actually two steps: 1. Convince people that Clojure is a good thing. 2. Get people to actually use it.”
- “Lambda as in AWS Lambda, not as in Clojure lambda. They stole our cool word!”
- “By the way, that solution came from Clojure.”
- “Get people thinking in the functional direction.”
- “There are only two types of tools: those that you hate and those you don’t use.”
- “When people get stuck, they think it’s the language’s fault, because it has chosen to categorically eliminate solutions that they, as a developer, have relied on for years.”
- “The path to Clojure adoption is primarily social, not technical.”