Nathan Herzing and Chris Shea’s talk at the conj is about using Pedestal, Om, Datomic, and core.async together. They promise to code systems live.
Pedestal was the name for a frontend framework create by Cognitect. They deprecated that framework and used the name for a small piece of it that was libraries for backend web servers, which is now under development. So Pedestal now is a set of libraries for web development. Watch this Webcast for background.
Om is a library in ClojureScript created by David Nolen. It is a wrapper around React, which is Facebook’s library for manipulating the DOM in a functional way. Watch David Nolen’s talk for a good introduction.
Why it matters
I’ve said before that I like experience reports. This one will also combine it with live coding, which is exciting. Live coding is always a risk. This talk will combine four of the major components Clojure brings to the table, which are all very powerful in their own right. What will happen when their powers combine?