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Yehonathan Sharvit16:02:36

Wow! We are already 44 folks on this channel 🎉

Yehonathan Sharvit16:02:05

It would be nice if a few of us write what is their interest in DOP.

Yehonathan Sharvit17:02:14

I have been a software developer since 2001. After 10 years of suffering with C++, Java, JavaScript and Ruby, I discovered Clojure in 2012. Since then, I’ve been having a lot of fun in coding both for software companies and on open source projects of mine. Over the last couple of years, I have asked myself: what makes it so fun and productive for me in Clojure?  At first, I thought it was the power of expression that Functional programming provides and the short feedback loop of the Clojure REPL. But I was wrong. In fact, what makes Clojure stand out is the fact that it puts data at the centre. By embracing Data-Oriented programming, Clojure reduces the complexity of the system.

David Vujic07:02:59

I’ve been working as a developer since 2000 and wrote my first lines of code in server side JavaScript - or, more specific: Microsoft JScript 😄 I’ve also lived in the .NET world for many years (C#, aspnet, episerver and things like that). The recent couple of years I’ve been coding mostly Python and Node.js. For almost exactly one year I have had the opportunity to learn and code Clojure/Script full time and I’m :star-struck: I like the concept of DOP and recognize the patterns also from both Python and Node.js - where it is common to work with generic data structures (dictionaries, object literals and json). As I have understood DOP, I also think it has similarities with the idea of using DTOs (Data transfer objects) that is commonly used in C#, to separate functionality from data.

Yehonathan Sharvit08:02:32

Why did it take you so long to discover:thinking_face: Clojure @U018VMC8T0W?

David Vujic08:02:40

😆 Not sure! I hadn't heard of Clojure until january 2020 and thought "ah, it's a Java-something language ..."

Yehonathan Sharvit20:02:38

I think you should share your short bio on the channel (not only in the thread)

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Yehonathan Sharvit17:02:46

I was so excited by this discovery that I decide to write a book on DOP

Yehonathan Sharvit20:02:30

I just had an interesting conversation with *Richard Fabian (*who wrote a book on DOD) on Twitter about DOD vs. DOP https://twitter.com/raspofabs/status/1363636126712532992