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Light Table ClojureScript Tutorial (github.com)
150 points by joshuacc 1257 days ago | hide | past | web | 8 comments | favorite

You could have linked directly to the file containing the tutorial[1], it's quite readable. I quite like this sort of 'code prose' style, which reminds me of Learn Lua in 15 Minutes [2]. Light Table particularly lends itself to this style, however, as you can go through and selectively evaluate each block of code with CMD+Enter as you read. That said, one could argue that having to manually type into a console would do more for making those bits of code stick around in your brain.

Looking forward to the rest of it!

[1] https://github.com/swannodette/lt-cljs-tutorial/blob/master/...

[2] http://tylerneylon.com/a/learn-lua/

Another interactive tutorial I loved was vimtutor.

If you have vim installed and always wanted to see what all the fuss is about, type "vimtutor" in console and enjoy your 15-30 minutes interactive tutorial, all inside vim. (I know it works on Linux, should work on OSX and Windows too, I hope). Really great tool to learn the basics and be up and running in no time.

Also, kudos to David Nolen for the cljs tutorial! (check out his other stuff, he does a lot of cool projects)

I considered that, but thought the context of the readme would be helpful.

In addition to this language tutorial I also wrote up a tutorial yesterday on basic interactions with the ClojureScript Analyzer & Compiler. Also best if walked through using Light Table :)


These are great and are excellent introductions to Clojure(Script) that should be in the standard LightTable download.

Swanondette: Your posts this last month have been absolutely top-notch, thank you for getting so many JS developers interested in Clojure and CLJS, least of all me! Your post on Om is the reason I'm spending 5 hours a day sweating in Light Table, in hopes that I find a better way to structure my apps.

Thanks so much for this; its exactly what I've been looking for since OM was released in an attempt to get a handle on reading ClojureScript before I dive in.

Is there a similar file for python?

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