I have done in the past
and one of the 3 services I'm working on at the moment is Clojure
@nicholasf: I’m not at the moment. But have been for the last 2 years.
I don’t think we’ve ever met but I follow the meetup’s etc. and understand that you work for Thoughtworks
I used to work for thoughtworks. I now work for a smaller consultancy called silverpond.
we’re thinking about trialling it where I am but a major hesitation is being able to employ others
silverpond grows pretty slowly, so hiring hasn’t been an issue for us.
when I was at aus post it seemed that hiring worked well for them
they needed people to maintain java and build new stuff in clojure
how about teachability?
and by asking for java devs interested in clojure and fp they managed to pull together a pretty high quality team
I think that’s the key. Find a group of Java devs who buyin to the reasoning
I’ve run a few clojure workshops, and had to teach ruby in the past, clojure is great for teaching. As long as you’ve got people who’re open to new stuff (and so don’t get hung up on say the parens) then it’s a pretty straight forward language. syntax is simple, core concepts are simple