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Sean Corfield
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Joined: Feb 09, 2011
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Here's an amazing application built with ClojureScript and Om (a wrapper around Facebook's React.js library): http://jackschaedler.github.io/goya/

You can take a look at the source here: https://github.com/jackschaedler/goya

At World Singles, we've been evaluating JavaScript libraries to use with ClojureScript for a new internal application we are building. We had originally planned to go down the AngularJS + ClojureScript (front end) + FW/1 + Clojure (back end) path and I built a proof of concept that worked quite nicely but AngularJS felt a bit awkward (very OOP, very imperative). I started toying around with Om at Clojure/West (March) to see whether I liked that better and was very impressed. We've just completed our proof of concept with Om + ClojureScript (front end) + Sente (core.async over web sockets) + Clojure (back end) on http-kit (a very high performance web server, designed for Clojure). We were able to create animated bar graphs easily with Om manipulating SVG directly, as well as integrating D3 - Data-Driven Documents - an amazing JavaScript visualization library. All in all, very impressive.

A very simple version of the proof of concept can be found in source form here: https://github.com/seancorfield/om-sente
chris webster
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Thanks for sharing this with us, Sean - have a cow!

Have to admit I'm struggling to get to grips with the whole reactive thing at the moment, and I'm very much a "back-end" kind of a guy, so all that UI stuff is way outside my comfort zone. But it's interesting to see how Clojure(Script) does this kind of thing.

Lots to learn, as always...


No more Blub for me, thank you, Vicar.
Sean Corfield
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There seems to be a lot of interest in reactive programming on the server as well these days: reactive extensions for Java, Odersky's reactive programming in Scala course etc. I've done a fair bit of event-based programming over the years so Om / React.js isn't completely alien to me but it is a big shift from "traditional" server programming, even in the functional world.
 
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