Clojure use grows in the workplace

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Clojure, a functional programming language for the JVM that also works with JavaScript and Microsoft’s Common Language Runtime (CLR), is enjoying increased usage in the workplace, according to a user survey. Yet the language still faces obstacles such as difficulty persuading coworkers of its merits and difficulty understanding its error messages.

Results of the State of Clojure 2020 community survey, released last week, found that roughly 69 percent of respondents used Clojure in the workplace, up from about 25 percent 10 years ago. The survey also found that Clojure adoption had increased among large companies, i.e., those with at least 1,000 employees.

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