Conj Labs is now open for registrations (here, via @LauJensen) -- Conj Labs is a joint venture between @laujensen and @cgrand to provide Clojure training in Europe. Next session is June 23-25 in Brussels.
rhickey on #clojure IRC: "I just want a simple [build] story for people who don't want to waste their lives on maven." Amen. (via @briancarper) -- That's what he said.
ClojureW - One click Clojure set up, now supports Cygwin. It is now truly cross platform environment (via @ktuman)
Created Scala port of Clojure ants demo with #akka and #spde (here, via @pvlugter) -- More pollination from Clojure to Scala.
The more I look at clojure the more seriously I take it. It may be that scala and F# took the wrong approach. (via @unclebobmartin) -- Robert Martin (uncle Bob) is no small fish. He is a well known author and founder of Object Mentor, soon to be renamed Function Mentor I guess...
Simple way of obtaining a #clojure repl on Ubuntu: $ sudo apt-get install clojure $ clojure user=> (+ 1 2 3) => 6 (via @cleotd) -- Follow @cleotd on twitter and you'll get at least one of these useful tidbits every day! Recommended.
Clojure brought Lisp back to life into the mainstream programming and that's quite an achievement! (via @dima767)
new blog post on setting up slime and swank for clojure by hand - no ELPA magic (here, via @vu3rdd) -- If you are using Emacs+Slime+swank this might be of your interest. If for some reason you don't like using ELPA (emacs' package management system) then getting swank to work becomes pretty hard. This post provides some tips for getting it to work without ELPA.
Did you know about #clojure ::keywords? (here, via @kotarak) -- Another article in the "did you know" series from @kotarak, this time about the lesser known feature of keywords in clojure; namespace-qualified keywords. Useful for when two libraries use the same keyword.
word is @chrishouser, of "The Joy of Clojure" fame, will present at the May 19 Chicago Clojure Meetup. sweet! (via @trptcolin) -- Sweet indeed, if you live in Chicago, that is :(
Thoughtworks technology radar says that clojure is the best of the functional languages out there at the moment. (here, via @laurioherd) -- And they have a cool graphic to prove it!