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tmsh · 2019-01-05 · Original thread
- org mode (including org-publish, org-babel and integration with clojure); use this to generate static html and publish to s3; use this to generate literate programming of your AWS environment:

- https://github.com/mcohen01/amazonica with CIDER (in emacs) all set in a literate org file for setup (but still customization). So it's easy to ramp up new websites and web services.

- for advanced compute, deploy clojure to lambda or ec2. for simple compute, deploy node to lambda.

- for authentication and other boilerplate web services, use the aws services that exist. to deploy, again use literate org files (org-babel) and upload your jars where needed.

- you have to invent as you go along (for inspiration i like https://www.amazon.com/Everything-I-Know-Paul-Jarvis-ebook/d... - just started reading it last night, new book coming out soon), but it's more fun and efficient that way.

The most efficient stack is probably [you] <-> [20% elisp] <-> [60% clojure/cljs] <-> [20% html and js]. A good set of learnings for understanding how to get started with AWS services (without the clojure/cljs/elisp part) can be found in:

https://github.com/aws-samples/aws-serverless-workshops https://github.com/aws-samples/aws-modern-application-worksh...

As a caveat, this is what I'm exploring currently. This is what I'd love to work on (now unfortunately I gotta go back and do my normal day job stuff that I didn't finish last week, and then some husbandly errands and things). But if I had time, I would continue to grow in this area. You can briefly read about my journey to emacs in the past several months under Emacs here: https://github.com/tmsh/home (c'est la z's tutorials + evil mode + clojure/conj presentations are really useful). I haven't found any of the cloudformation or serverless frameworks easy to use (but maybe that's just me - kinda slow to start). But I'm optimistic about org mode + amazonica.

But don't take my word for it! Probably the most senior engineer in the entire world uses org-mode (https://www.reddit.com/r/emacs/comments/a2smk0/emacs_and_org...). And the guy who wrote HN originally was a fan of repl-based development as a strategic advantage (http://www.paulgraham.com/avg.html). If you don't like parentheses, you haven't been staring at the screen long enough so that they fade away (or use https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/DimParentheses).

You have to learn the underlying target languages (JS, HTML, CSS, Xcode+Swift, Android Studio+Kotlin/Java; i.e., develop in emacs, press run in Xcode/AS) through various paths. And then you learn to program the programming of them with org mode/org-babel and to iterate faster with clojure and cljs. That's the growing theory.

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