Leiningen is the easiest way to use Clojure. With a focus on project automation and declarative configuration, it gets out of your way and lets you focus on your code.

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"Easiest way to bootstrap clojure projects"

What do you like best?

Leiningen provides a build management tool around common project tasks. It is easy to install via a simple shell script and has reasonable options to run, build, or launch a repl. The ability to configure environments and dependencies is also very helpful.

What do you dislike?

So far, I haven't experienced any major downsides. It would be nice to specify a JDK version to lock to in order to prevent issues like the recent java perf regression related to static assets.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Leiningen manages our build and run processes for our clojure applications. Provides an easy-to-use, stable, portable tool.

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Peter B.
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"A great build tool for Clojure"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and integration with plugins are some of my favorite parts of leiningen. I also found the documentation to be very good. Whether writing a simple clojure library, commandline tool, or web service, leiningen's support for templating those projects and building them was superb. Highly recommend it.

What do you dislike?

It's a bit clojure-centric. While I wish all dev projects that I supported were done in clojure, many of them use different languages. I wish I could use leiningen for everything because it's much more user friendly than maven/ant.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get involved with the support community, they're great.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating/building small, single-purpose applications in clojure. Leiningen makes it easy to manage dependencies, setup and build projects. It also integrates with tools like immutant (to host clojure web apps).

What Other Continuous Delivery solution do you use?

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"Awesome quick tool for everything clojure development"

What do you like best?

easy package and dependency management. Repl and everything I need to use to work wth Clojure.

What do you dislike?

Slow startup. Since it has to connect to a jvm. So besides starting up it alo has to load its plugins. Its not the slowest but its noticeable.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interop with java applications in a more flexible/powerful lisp-like language.

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