I really appreciate your giving this time, Rich. I want to focus on basically one question: why Clojure? For programmers in various situations, I want to ask: what’s in it for me? Why should I want to read about Clojure? Why should I invest the time to learn it? How would it benefit me to program in Clojure?
Cool. So say I’m an independent software developer and while maybe I’m not personally feeling the pain of the economic crunch, I do see signs that the nature of my client list may be changing. I want to be constantly learning new languages and technologies that broaden my options. Why should Clojure be on my short list of career-enhancing technologies?
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