I am still going through the the code review of twitter-retriever by Eric Normand of Purely Functional. And going through Clojure For the Brave and True. Sometimes I come home from work and I just don’t feel like doing anything.
I am seeing a lot of nice core functions in Clojure For the Brave and True. It is helping me in my quest to post examples of as much of the core functions as I can.
I am still watching the code review in bits and pieces. I guess I don’t like being criticized, even though he is very supportive (not only of members of his site, but the Clojure community in general) and not being too critical, and I have incorporated a few of the things he has said. I had to do some funky things with tweet IDs to work Twitter timelines that seemed a bit confusing and might not be idiomatic Clojure; Twitter has a guide for that here. That said, I was able to incorporate some suggestions and reduced the lines of code, and I was able to remove one of the SQL calls and use some functions to get the same result.
He did mention that a lot of the defs should be in a let block. I showed this to the Austin Clojure group, and they had the same suggestion.
I still have a lot of println statements in there. I can run this on the command line or call some of the functions in the REPL, but testing some of this stuff is a bit beyond me. I have no idea how to mock/stub database calls or external calls in Clojure.