Being able to write, build and run a Clojure application, like I explained in a previous article, is not enough. You also want to hack on it, to iterative code on it, after all, you are using a Lisp.
What I mean by iterative coding is something not very few know or do, but it’s extremely common in Lisp. You have you REPL running all the time (that is, generally, the interpreter). You load the code into the REPL, run it, modify some part of the code and re-load it. You may not reload the whole file but only a function on it, and you may have background process running on the REPL, like a web server. It is very powerful. Continue reading “Hacking on the Clojure application”