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Forbidden West and the Art of Editing 3/28

Humble Chronicles: Developer Experience 2/22

Humble Chronicles: The Layout 2/21

Humble Chronicles: Decomposition 2/17


Sublime ❤︎ Clojure 12/13

Python as a build tool 9/23

Thoughts on Clojure UI framework 9/8

Zig, Skia, Clojure, Geometry and the Japanese TV Show: ICFP Contest 2021 7/12

Building an ultimate writing machine from Sublime Text 4/6

Font size is useless; let’s fix it 3/29

Emoji under the hood 3/24

Phil Libin: Find a new way to ski 3/9

Macs and 4K 120Hz displays compatibility list 2/24


Graphics for JVM 11/14

People expect technology to suck because it actually sucks 9/25

The most important feature of Sublime Text 9/18

Cognitect, please stop adding alpha to your namespaces 7/31

Time to upgrade your monitor 6/17

Computers as I used to love them 6/15

Cleaning up form UI 3/31

Grumpy chronicles: The question of utils 2/21

Performance first 1/27

SwiftUI defaults considered harmful 1/20


Good times create weak men 12/30

Grumpy chronicles: Pedestal and routing 6/13

Grumpy chronicles: deps and uberdeps 6/3

How NOT to hire a software engineer 3/11

Redesigning Github repository page 2/28


It is fast or it is wrong 12/29

Better Clojure formatting 12/5

You need neither PWA nor AMP to make your website load fast 11/21

Solve the problem at hand 11/14

Medium is a poor choice for blogging 11/13

Apple Design Team vs the World 11/5

Address the root cause 10/24

Software disenchantment 9/17

Designing good DSL 7/16

Library focus 7/11

Speed is a feature 4/4

JavaScript v. backward compatibility 3/12

Hiccup, Macros, API design, and magic 1/31

Cursor keys belong at the center of your keyboard 1/22


My web app died from performance bankruptcy 11/5

You don’t want many options 9/17

Readable Clojure 5/24


Blind Spot in Dependency Management 7/1

The Blessing of Interactive Development 4/11


The Web After Tomorrow 6/23

A shallow dive into DataScript internals 2/23


Couple of DataScript resources 12/18

Streams: Mail 3.0 concept 10/27

Another powered-by-DataScript example 10/6

Chatting cats use DataScript for fun 9/18

Irrelevant Things 8/12

Reinventing Git interface 6/17

Unofficial guide to Datomic internals 5/6

Datomic as a Protocol 4/29

Decomposing web app development 4/24