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It is now official. Netcraft has confirmed: Clojure is dying.

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Clojure community when Lambda Island confirmed that Clojure market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all new code. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that Clojure has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Clojure is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent comprehensive programming languages survey.

You don't need to be the Amazing Kreskin to predict Clojure's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Clojure faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for Clojure because Clojure is dying. Things are looking very bad for Clojure As many of us are already aware, Clojure continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

Due to the troubles of Lisp, abysmal sales and so on, Lisp Machines went out of business and was taken over by GigaMos Systems, who sold another troubled Lisp. Now GigaMos is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that Clojure has steadily declined in market share. Clojure is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If Clojure is to survive at all it will be among programming language dilettante dabblers. Clojure continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, Clojure is dead.




Is this an ironic homage to some piece of alarmist writing about something else? If not, it seems way over the top. It was pretty fun to read though.



Nice E2 reference. Hard to believe now, but back in the day there was serious debate about whether it should compete with the upstart Wikipedia. Glad they went the creative writing direction instead, there's some great stuff in there.


This is great! Thanks for educating me :-)


Thank you for educating me too :)


Damnit i put my life savings on clojure stocks!!


Was it that off the mark, though?

BSD is indeed not what it used to be. Or rather, the market for UNIX (including Linux) servers expanded quite a lot, but BSD (basically FreeBSD and co) didn't rise as much.

At one point, a couple of decades back, it was more head-to-head with Linux, while no does anybody think they're even in the same order of magnitude?


Thanks to their license model, lots of companies make use of BSD on their hardware and seldom give anything back.


Please don’t troll post.


This post is like reading a CNN kind of site which posts latest "what we know so far" every few minutes about some breaking news :)




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