My colleague Jean and I talked at the MontpellierJS meetup about ClojureScript.

Our goal was to debunk the idea that Clojure(Script) is hard, especially because of the syntax with “all the parentheses” (hence the sarcastic title for the talk).

In order to show how simple it is to understand and write ClojureScript, we decided to go with a live demo. As usual, the demo effect took us by surprise since none of our computers worked with the projector.

We ended up borrowing the second speaker’s computer, installing leiningen on it and writing the code in VIM rather than Emacs as originally planned. At least the audience got to see that starting a ClojureScript project was really a matter of minutes!

The talk was in French, but I translated the slides before posting them here.


Live Demo Code