Clojure Deref (June 18, 2021)

Clojure Deref (June 18, 2021)

18 June 2021
Alex Miller

Welcome to the Clojure Deref! This is a periodic link/news roundup for the Clojure ecosystem. (@ClojureDeref RSS)


  • HOPL IV (History of Programming Languages) at PLDI 2021 is happening on Monday and Tuesday and includes a talk from Rich Hickey about the History of Clojure paper. Registration is still available and the conference is online and features many other fine language developers!

  • The results are out from the JVM Ecosystem Report 2021 and Clojure continues to make a strong showing as one of the most popular JVM languages (other than Java), rising from 2.9% last year to 8.4% this year. Lots of other interesting tidbits in there as well.

Sponsorship Spotlight

Lately Christophe Grand and Baptiste Dupuch have been teasing their work on a new ClojureDart runtime with Flutter support. You can support their work on GitHub: cgrand dupuchba. Nubank (users of both Clojure and Flutter) are now supporting both!

Podcasts and videos

Blogs, discussions, tutorials

Libraries and Tools

Some interesting library updates and posts this week:

Fun and Games

  • Fidenza - Tyler Hobbs has a long history of doing interesting generative art with Clojure and he has published a rundown of his newest generative algorithm. Not explicitly Clojure but fascinating to read.

  • ClojureScript racing game - Ertuğrul Çetin published this game this week

Throwback Friday (I know, I’m doing it wrong)

In this recurring segment, we harken back to a talk from an older time to a favorite talk of yore. This week, we’re featuring:

In this lovely story from 2012, Carin Meier talks about monads through the lens of Clojure and Alice in Wonderland.