The beauty of Clojure's non-OOP style is that the functions are not tied to some blueprint that needs to be instantiated. Instead, once they are included, required, or loaded, etc. the functions are just there, able to be called at some later point in the code. Because of this, Idiomatic Clojure lends itself well to functions that are pure and can be called in complete isolation. It should be noted that load-file works for both Clojure and ClojureScript!
Today is Thanksgiving, and as we close out 2017 currently especially thankful for all of these great programming languages and tools that have been created and shared. It is really incredible that anyone with (admin) access to a computer can get started with any programming language literally right now. It's just a google away. ;) Anyway, since you've come to this post I'll assume you're interested in using ClojureScript, and I won't have to bore you with how amazingly awesome and mind-expanding learning ClojureScript is because of how data-focused and simple your code becomes without the overhead of modern OOP imperative syntax. So, hold onto your keyboards because in this post I'll show you that it's not hard at all to get started with ClojureScript!
If you are new to Docker or want a refresher on the key concepts of Docker, Jake Wright has a great video on youtube going over the topic called "Learn Docker in 12 Minutes".
At my most recent workplace they sadistically force everyone to use Windows 7. Being used to normal Unix command shells that one might find on Linux or MacOS machines, I was not happy about having to use cmd. However, I discovered MinGW, a program gives you BASH commands right in cmd! Although it's not 100% perfect, it definitely gets the job done and makes working with the command line in Windows a lot more comfortable and familiar. This is a short guide on setting it up.
I love working in the command line because you just feel like you have so much raw power at your fingertips. While the nice GUI windows and popups are the cute and approachable face of your machine, the command shell the backdoor into your computer's soul. I use terminal (the default command shell on Mac computers) quite a lot, and I'm often flipping back and forth between the terminal and other programs; sometimes between terminal and the default directory viewer, Finder. This post is about making that flippage easier.
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