- 09 Oct 2015 »
- Return a function so you don't repeat yourself
When designing a web client api the functions can end up looking similar. Everything boils down to the request execution. Each api function is just a bit different based on the exact http-method, api end point, or parameters. Removing this duplication might not be straightforward. A recent code review request had this situation. The author ended up writing a macro to extract the repetition.
- 01 Jun 2015 »
- 18 May 2015 »
- Reloaded a protocol and "No implementation of method"?
While protocols provide a nice way to program to interfaces, they do have some unfortunate interactions with repl driven development. It’s annoying to be working along, reload a file, and then BOOM.
- 14 May 2015 »
- Using component for dependency injection in clojure web apps
Dependency injection with component is great, but how do I hook it up in a clojure ring app?
- 06 May 2015 »
- Finding functions with the clojure cheatsheet
When moving between languages built-in functions always end up with different names. In ruby the
rejectmethod will remove functions from a list using a predicate. It has the same name in underscore. In haskell it is called
deleteBy. Do you know what it is called in clojure?
- 03 May 2015 »
- Test sending emails with protocols
How do you test your system when it needs to send an email?
- 22 Apr 2015 »
- Streaming responses using ring
Use streaming responses in ring to send data as soon as a small portion is ready
- 07 Apr 2014 »
- Saturday remote pairing
It was a temporary call for pairing
- 15 Oct 2013 »
- CSRF protection in ring
There are several security attacks that frameworks like Rails try to guard against. In clojure, the choice of using several small libraries instead of a framework means we have to work to protect ourselves. This post will cover how to protect against CSRF attacks.
- 14 Oct 2013 »
- Using jetty for testing clojure web apps
I’m a big fan of functional tests that work at the level of a user of an application. While working on web applications in clojure, I’ve even written kerodon, a library to keep cookies around between ring requests to make writing them easier. However, there are times when a running a server is useful.
- 25 Jan 2013 »
- Ring Tests with Peridot; humanized with Kerodon (Video)
- 13 Sep 2012 »
- Solving version conflicts with lein-pedantic
A couple months ago I wrote do not use version ranges in project.clj. While this helps reduce confusion about what version of dependencies a project will use, it does not eliminate all sources of confusion.
- 06 Sep 2012 »
- Breaking lazybot out of clojail
lazybot uses clojail to restrict some actions, and I was curious if there were holes to shell access.
- 01 Sep 2012 »
- Using friend in clojars
In the ruby web world there is a great set of libraries for authentication in warden and devise. Earlier this year, Chas Emerick released friend, which is a similar library for clojure. When I first started contributing to clojars, it was using custom authentication and authorization functions. After friend was released I was able to remove most of this code.
- 31 Jul 2012 »
- Do not use version ranges in project.clj
Build tools like lein and maven make it very easy to use libraries in clojure. Just go to clojars or central and find the one you want. However, there are several situations where dependency resolution does not go as planned. A lot of these are a result of using version ranges for a dependency.