Why I love Clojure

Here’s some code I’m writing for my day-job. I have an iterator of IScoreObjects (basically things that live on a musical score or timeline). I want an iterator of only the Notes. Where Notes are one of the things that implement the IScoreObject interface and can live on the score. Here’s my code. import java.util.Iterator; […]

Patterning in Cardigan Bay

Finally done something I’ve been meaning to for a while, and brought Patterning into Cardigan Bay. That means we now have a :patterning card type which can contain Clojure code (it’s interpreted on the server using Babashka SCI) that renders patterns as SVG embedded in pages. See this example page on ThoughtStorms which has patterns […]

Cardigan-Bay Early 0.0.3

Cardigan Bay development is slow, but continuing. It’s starting to look a bit more respectable (I’m so NOT a CSS programmer, but I have to do something) Get the latest : Release Cardigan-Bay Early 0.0.3 · interstar/cardigan-bay This release is largely just bug fixes and cleaning up the UI etc. But that makes a massive […]

Carp: A statically typed Lisp, without a GC, for real-time applications.

This looks rather good. Carp: A statically typed lisp, without a GC, for real-time applications. It is what it says. It’s a Lisp, with some inspiration from Clojure in terms of syntax, that’s designed for writing fast native code like games and … (w00t!) audio applications. Etc. It actually compiles into C. It takes some […]

Welcome to Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay is my new wiki-engine written in Clojure / ClojureScript. I’ve been working on it for about three months, and it’s a long way from finished, but now interesting enough for people to start playing with (and hopefully giving me some feedback on). The goal is for this to be the new engine behind […]

Travel Report

So as noted previously, I went travelling without a notebook, but with a Xaomi tablet, a portable keyboard, and a copy of UserLand Linux. How did that go? Surprisingly well. Actually I ended up using another keyboard, a cheap “cover” with keyboard built in, no Bluetooth but micro-USB. And I had to get an adaptor […]