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[wroc_love.rb] Migrating to Clojure. So much fn.

by Jan Stępień

Published March 15, 2014 in Programming

Slides from a talk I delivered on 15.03.2014 at wroc_love.rb in Wrocław, Poland.

Migrating a technology stack to a new language is rarely a simple task. It's getting even more challenging when what is changed is not only the language but the whole paradigm. This talk covers a story of stylefruits, where we've been gradually replacing a Ruby-based technology stack serving five million monthly visitors with Clojure. What are the costs and benefits of such a transition? How to make the migration gradual and painless? How to make Ruby and Clojure work with each other on the way? How easy is it to switch from a dynamic, object-oriented language to a functional one based on immutability and laziness? These are just some takeaways from this straight-from-the-trenches report.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4slaRydRM

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