Ep 065: Stuck in the Middle
We find that the middle is a very good place to start when almost everything is composed functions.
Ep 064: Put Ring on It
We focus on the bedrock abstraction for all Clojure web applications and marvel at its simplicity.
Ep 063: Web of Complexity
We launch a new series and immediately get tangled in the many layers that make up the web.
Ep 062: 2019 in Review
We look back at the past year and highlight our favorite episodes.
Ep 061: Transcendental Transformations
We unpack transducers and find a familiar pattern that enables freedom from collections.
Ep 060: Reduce Done Quick
We look at clojure.core.reducers and how it extracts performance by composing reducing functions.
Ep 059: Lining It Up
We examine the sequence abstraction and then ponder how it helps and hinders our data transformation.
Ep 058: Reducing it Down
We take a long hard look at reduce and find the first of many generally useful nuggets inside.
Ep 057: Clojure/Conj 2019 Recap
We go through our notes and recall the most memorable talks from the Conj last week.
Ep 056: Opt-In Complexity
We discuss complexity and try to come up with a simple explanation for why Clojurians avoid it so ruthlessly.
Ep 055: Sets! What are they good for?
We examine one of the lesser used data structures in Clojure and talk about its unique characteristics and uses.
Ep 054: The Forest in the Trees
We discuss three powerful libraries (Specter, Spectacles, and clojure.walk) and where they might fit into our Clojure programs.
Ep 053: How can I save my data from serialization?
We record our thoughts on the many trade-offs we have encountered preserving our data when it leaves our programs.
Ep 052: Functions! Functions! Functions!
We wonder how we could function without these critical building blocks, so we catagorize their varied uses.
Ep 051: Maps! Maps! Maps!
We discuss maps and their useful features, including a key distinction that we couldn't live without.
Ep 050: Parentheses! Parentheses! Parentheses!
We defend the lowly parentheses, and discuss the benefits of having this stalwart shepherd dutifully organizing our code.
Ep 049: Keywords! Keywords! Keywords!
We examine all the fascinating properties of keywords, how to use them, and why they're so much better than strings and enums.
Ep 048: Help! How do I fix my REPL?
We catalog the many ways we've broken our REPLs and talk through our strategies for getting back on track.
Ep 047: What is "nil punning"?
We gaze into the nil and find a surprising number of things to talk about.
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.