Clojure Atlas

posted on May 30, 2011

Though I know I'm late to the party, I've been enjoying poking around Chas Emerick's newest project, Clojure Atlas. It's particularly pleasant to use it in conjunction with the Github page for Clojure, move to the relevant .clj and browse around it with the Atlas in accompaniment.

The Atlas is essentially a live graph connecting functions, macros, "Classes", reader syntax and just about everything else you can think of. A single click brings up the source code, as well as the documentation. My one complaint is that the graph takes too long to stop moving, making it difficult to quickly navigate: according to his Twitter (and my memory), this is something he's working on. My one wish for the product: integration with ClojureDocs, a great resource for burgeoning Clojurers and a way to make Clojure Atlas more accesible to those who are newer to the language, as well as make it more of an encyclopedia.

example clojure atlas screenshot

It costs \$40 if you buy the Atlas for Clojure 1.2 and 1.3 (coming soon), or just \$5 if you'd like to buy the 1.2 version. It is definitely worth a look.

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