State of Clojure Survey 2018 - Open comment question
This is a selection of the most articulated critique found in the open comments section Q25 at the bottom of the survey. Recurring themes are:
- Elitism, ivory tower, "not smart enough to get it" attitude of frequent speaker or early adopters.
- Poor basic documentation, error messages, beginner friendly resources.
- Fear of contribution (with reasons like a. community-built tools open to attack and replacement by core team b. hostile contribution environment c. closed development process)
- The community has to grow to create more opportunities. Many organizations don't want to even consider using it because they fear not being able to find Clojure developers. Unless you have a mentor or are extremely motivated, Clojure scares away most imperative developers. My suggestions is to team up with a university and get a Clojure course on Coursera or a similar platform. This is the only way I got in