Recap From Clojure Conj 2016
This is the beginning of my recap from Clojure Conj 2016
This first post will only include what I can remember off the top of my head. It's interesting to see what left such an impression on me that I remember it days later.
In future posts I'll be digging into my notes
For now, lets just dig into what I have in RAM...
- Sayid - debugging tool
- Barliman - code generation IDE
- Proto-repl - visual repl bulit on top of Atom
- Spectrum - static typing for clojure.spec
- Omnicient Debugging
- REPL Visualization
- Simplifying ETL
- Creating Composable Abstractions
- pre-conference Datomic Training
- The Complete Evisceration of the SemVer system
- Hallway talks with some great Clojurists
This year Clojure.spec was a major feature in a lot talks. So much so that at times I wondered why it wasn't used more.
Datomic also beat out all other databases for the 4th straight year in a row
- grow your software
- be nice to each other (don't break your public api)
- consider helping university research departments
- spec your codebase
I drove back and forth from San Antonio to Austin every day which I didn't realize was going to be so exhausting. Looking back I'm wandering how delirious I must have seemed during the hallway talks.
I took a lot of notes at the conference so I'll be trying to dig into those and seeing if I can make any sense out of them. If you remember seeing someone in the front row frantically jotting down notes in a notebook, that was me.
Static site generators are just the worst
There's an 80/20 rule in technical blogging, 20% doing something worth talking about 80% fighting with your static site generator
Until I have that kind of time I'm taking a minmalist approach and just editing one file
Now lets get back out there and do something worth talking about. Or sleep. I should probably sleep right now