March 23, 2013
First of all, I'd like to thank all those who've helped with Luminus. Since the original release on Clojars at the end of December there's been over 700 downloads, and the framework site has over 3,500 unique visits!
There's also been many contributions for improved documentation, template fixes, and lib-noir improvements. I'm really thankful for all the help improving the framework and moving it forward. I'd especially like to thank Ed Tsech, who's been toiling on it with me for the last few months. :)
I'm really glad to be able to contribute to popularizing the language and making it more accessible. On that note I have some exciting news. I've recently got signed by the The Pragmatic Programmers to write a book on web development using Clojure.
There is a number of books discussing the fundamentals of Clojure as a language. However, none of the books focus on applying these fundamentals to building real-world solutions. Respondents of the 2012 State of Clojure survey indicated that there still exists a gap in traditional documentation. Specifically, an interest in current tools, libraries, and best practices is not being met. It is my goal to help fill this gap.
I will provide an overview of Clojure as a web development platform, highlighting exactly what makes it so effective. The book will take a tutorial-focused approach to building a production-ready web application from conception to deployment.
The target audience is anyone interested in using Clojure as a web development platform. This includes: those who are currently using the JVM for development; Ruby and Python users who would like to take advantage of the breadth of features and libraries offered by the JVM; and readers simply interested in learning how to develop web applications using Clojure.
I'm quite thrilled about this project and I hope to write the book I wish I had when I spent countless hours googling for tutorials and examples. :)