I’m pretty happy so far with my understanding of Elixir; however, I also do a lot of front-end web development and I decided to shed my reservations and approach it from an engineering point of view.
I was surprised to see that a lot of Elixir is quite similar to Clojure if you ignore the superficial syntax differences. It also seems that the Clojure(script) community attracts quite experienced developers that are trying to “push the envelope” on software development.
I am at the book reading stage but so far my thoughts on ClojureScript specifically is that it’s a quite cool language with some maturity and good community & tooling: FigWheel gives you excellent in-browser reloading (without actually refreshing the page every time), connect your browser to a REPL, wrappers on top of React and some nice shortcuts to generate HTML (Hiccup) and many other smaller good vibes.
Are there any ClojureScript users on this forum? Has anyone combined an Elixir-backed server with ClojureScript on the front-end? Thoughts?