“Within the next 12 months I'd love to have a full-time job with Clojure.”

That's a direct quote from a customer. It's something I
 hear a lot.

If you’re looking into a career change, you probably worry that you will face difficulty trying to get your first job in Clojure, since the niche is small and you’ve got limited Functional Programming background. How can you get clear on exactly what the hurdles and requirements are on the way there?

Clojure isn’t particularly efficient to learn for several reasons. If you’re teaching yourself, it can be slow and difficult to get started. Worse yet, you can never be sure if you’re up to date and following the current best practices.

Do you see these hurdles in your way?

  • learning best practices
  • having the time and money to invest into Clojure training
  • choosing the right tools and design
  • keeping code maintainable as a beginner
  • and the whole project setup system

And on top of that, if you struggle with forging your own path, you would do better with some hand holding and guidance. It can be particularly difficult to set aside the time needed to hack your way into productivity with Clojure on your own. If you’re like most Clojure enthusiasts, your Clojure time has to wait until the evening. You want to be fluent in Clojure and employed as a Clojure programmer, using it as your primary language. But it’s a challenge to break through to the “next level” with your side projects and keep up with advances in the state of the art.

Maybe you’d like to be working in Clojure every day so you want to fully explain the advantages of Functional Programming to your coworkers. But you don’t personally know many people who work in Clojure and you don’t yet have a thorough comprehension of Functional Programming to convince anyone.

If you shift your career to Clojure, you will be moving from a familiar environment with some well known patterns and libraries for deploying and monitoring production code to a Clojure one where you don’t know all of the production-ready widgets you need. Wrapping your head around all the pieces necessary, including getting up to speed with both Clojure and ClojureScript, is a challenge.

“It did more than teach me Clojure: it helped me break free from the imperative mindset and empowered me to take a functional approach in all the languages I use. I’m writing clearer, more flexible, more robust code and having more fun at the same time. The challenges are brilliant for changing ‘I get this’ into ‘I can solve problems with this’, which is what it’s all about.”

Bill Gathen

What if you could learn Clojure and functional programming without being overwhelmed by material? Wouldn’t you like to have someone knowledgeable you can ask questions to who will answer you promptly? What if the lessons were made to fit in your busy schedule? And all that without spending countless hours on “side projects” that take up your entire life?

Imagine

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