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Clojure

A dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine
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What is Clojure?

Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.
Clojure is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Clojure is an open source tool with 8.7K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Clojure's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Clojure?

Companies
231 companies reportedly use Clojure in their tech stacks, including Nubank, Accenture, and GO-JEK.

Developers
864 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Clojure.

Clojure Integrations

Java, Rollbar, Airbrake, ClojureScript, and Google Code Prettify are some of the popular tools that integrate with Clojure. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with Clojure.

Clojure Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Clojure?
Scala
Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
Haskell
It is a general purpose language that can be used in any domain and use case, it is ideally suited for proprietary business logic and data analysis, fast prototyping and enhancing existing software environments with correct code, performance and scalability.
Common Lisp
Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, influenced by the notation of Alonzo Church's lambda calculus. It quickly became the favored programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As one of the earliest programming languages, Lisp pioneered many ideas in computer science, including tree data structures, automatic storage management, dynamic typing, conditionals, higher-order functions, recursion, and the self-hosting compiler. [source: wikipedia]
Elixir
Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.
Julia
Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library.
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