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Clojure Documentation Project Progress Report: The Week of November 4th, 2012


The Clojure documentation project continues to make progress. Highlight of the last week include materials on VimClojure by Dave Ray, the Clojure Maven plugin by Alex Ott, and Intro to Web development with Clojure from John Gabriele.

CDS Progress Report

The Clojure Documentation Site (a.k.a. CDS) publishes periodic reports (every week so far, possibly two weeks in the future) to give the Clojure community a better idea of what CDS shapes up to be and what it has to offer.

This is a report for the week ending November 4th, 2012.

New Content

New tuturials added this week:

New guides added this week:


Existing guides updated this week:

Thank You, Contributors

CDS would not be possible without the following people who make the Clojure community a better place:

  • Alex Ott
  • Dave Ray
  • John Gabriele
  • Michael S. Klishin
  • Robert Randolph
  • Wes Freeman

You Can Help!

How It Works

We have a repository on GitHub that has Markdown files, toolchain setup instructions and several articles as well as stubs for several more articles. The stubs help contributors pick a topic to write about and not worry too much about article structure initially. Just pick something that you are very familiar with or interested in and write.

When you are done, submit a pull request on GitHub and someone from the existing contributors team will suggest improvements or merge your work. Pretty straightforward.

In order to make it easier for potential contributors to join the project, we will post a brief list of guides that do not require deep expertise and can benefit from contributions by complete beginners.

Existing Guides

Guides that have structure and good chunk of the content in place but still have holes you can help us plug:

These guides are new and cover advanced topics, so we need as much proof-reading as we can get from the community:

New Content

If you want to start working on one of those articles or have existing content you’ve authored that can be ported, please let us know on the Clojure mailing list.


This week we’ve addressed probably the most common request for CDS: the VimClojure tutorial (thanks to Dave Ray). Another thing we are happy about is that we’ve added a few new contributors.

Want to help us make things better? We need your help!

Michael Klishin on behalf of the Clojure Documentation Team.