Quick and easy clojure environment setup
Steps in short
- Install latest emacs:
sudo apt install emacs.
- Install latest spacemacs:
git clone https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs ~/.emacs.d.
- Install lein.
- Add clojure layer:
SPC f e dto open the
- add clojure to the
SPC f e Rto download layer and apply changes.
So I started
Clojure for brave and true by Daniel Higginbotham and the first chapters of it are dedicated
to setting up REPL (I guess you can call it clojure shell) and development environment in general. The instructions given are great
except they do not work. I tried to install manually CIDER and nREPL and it was terrible, so I gave up on emacs and just started a project
in IntelliJ IDEA with Cursive plugin, only to realize that it’s hideous and too heavy of an environment for such a small task. A friend of mine recommended me
spacemacs, primarily because it has evil mode, which I, as a devoted vim user, loved absolutely.
Who knew spacemacs had this amazing layer mechanism that helped you install plugin bundles in a second!
After installing it I just used those simple spacemacs key bindings for REPL:
SPC m s b to evaluate buffer
SPC m s s to switch between REPL and buffer I was before
and I was happily coding ever after!
Also, check out these incredible clojure resources:
- Spacemacs + clojure special from practical.li.
- Spacemacs + clojure without manual configuration (youtube)