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nonrecursive21:02:21

hey thanks for making this!

nonrecursive21:02:42

now I will lurk here like a creeping creeper

nonrecursive21:02:38

lurkers unite!

nonrecursive21:02:58

btw I’m working on some new content and hope to release it in the next couple months or so

nonrecursive21:02:04

a guide to parallel programming and reducers

echristopherson21:02:47

Yeah... I feel bad making this channel and then lurking

echristopherson21:02:57

And also I'm not the author 😉

echristopherson21:02:05

thanks, @nonrecursive. you're awesome

Josh Horwitz21:02:02

I have your book and you are awesome, wish I was better at learning Clojure!

nonrecursive21:02:17

psh no need to feel bad about anything

nonrecursive21:02:30

you guys are awesome geeze simple_smile

echristopherson21:02:37

why are you not better, @joshua.d.horwitz ?

echristopherson21:02:58

and what does kanye think of it?

Josh Horwitz21:02:03

Just having a tough time grasping Clojure and the functional way

Josh Horwitz21:02:11

Kanye thinks Kanye is the best Clojure developer

nonrecursive21:02:09

what’s your background? are you coming from an OO language?

Josh Horwitz21:02:39

Java developer

echristopherson21:02:07

out of curiosity, have you tackled scala?

nonrecursive21:02:05

cool… yeah it’s definitely a big mindset shift. this blog post might help http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2006/03/execution-in-kingdom-of-nouns.html

Josh Horwitz21:02:42

I have not done scala

Josh Horwitz21:02:45

Should I start there?

echristopherson21:02:41

it just has a slightly more-C-like/less-Lisp-like syntax, but it's crazy hard to wrap your head around (IMHO)

echristopherson21:02:51

it tries to unite object and functional

nonrecursive21:02:30

i think this talk by rich hickey helped me make the OOP transition http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Are-We-There-Yet-Rich-Hickey

Josh Horwitz21:02:25

I listened to that talk once and I really enjoyed itI

nonrecursive21:02:35

have you tried maybe making a small, simple app, or doing the 4clojure exercises? (just trying to get a gauge of what might be useful)

Josh Horwitz22:02:53

Ive done a few 4clojure exercises

Josh Horwitz22:02:06

I get stuck quite easily unfortunately

echristopherson22:02:17

The 4clojure guy's a cool dude