I don’t want to go into rant-mode (again) and start elaborating on why Adobe has made such a fool of themselves with their handling on the November-of-2011-layoffs-and-technology-decisions, you’re free to form your own opinions – there are lots of pieces on Flash Mobile, Flex, layoffs and various communication disasters around there.
But those (and some other events I really don’t want to talk about at this time and place) sent a clear message: Further diversification is needed, even if Apache Flex turns out to be the most successful thing in the world and there would be further demand for it and even if I was to become the most awesome JS coder ever and even if Adobe ColdFusion was a viable product for the rest of all times.
As Sean had shared a few interesting links and books to get started with me, I thought I’ll pass the info on and make it available for others who’d be interested in getting into Clojure.
The author of the latter, Amit Rathore, is also running an online course “Introduction to Clojure” starting on January 30th via codelesson.com. I have signed up for it because it looks really, really interesting and a good way to get up to speed even faster than by playing around as I do now. Finally – there’s Clojure/West in March in San Jose. If everything goes according to my plan, I’ll be there!
That’s not all though, I do realise that Clojure is at this stage just another niche technology. There’ll be more news, updates and further plans coming in this blog as soon as I find the time to write about them.