What is ClojureScript?

ClojureScript is a compiler for Clojure that targets JavaScript. It is designed to emit JavaScript code which is compatible with the advanced compilation mode of the Google Closure optimizing compiler.
ClojureScript is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
ClojureScript is an open source tool with 8.1K GitHub stars and 723 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to ClojureScript's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses ClojureScript?

32 companies reportedly use ClojureScript in their tech stacks, including AdStage, Swish, and Multunus.

66 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ClojureScript.

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Why developers like ClojureScript?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use ClojureScript
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ClojureScript Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose ClojureScript in their tech stack.


I adopted Clojure and ClojureScript because:

  • it's 1 language, multiple platforms.
  • Simple syntax.
  • Designed to avoid unwanted side effects and bugs.
  • Immutable data-structures.
  • Compact code, very expressive.
  • Source code is data.
  • It has super-flexible macro.
  • Has metadata.
  • Interoperability with JavaScript, Java and C#.
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Jake McCrary
Jake McCrary
at Lumanu · | 1 upvotes · 800 views

ClojureScript powers our user interface. Using the same language on the backend (Clojure) and the frontend has been a big win for us. ClojureScript

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ClojureScript Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ClojureScript?
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code.
TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
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.
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
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ClojureScript's Stats

ClojureScript's Followers
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