For those of you who do not know what tryclojure is, it’s a website that hosts a Clojure REPL, and is designed with newbies in mind. The idea behind tryclojure is to provide a no-barrier-to-entry point for people to give Clojure a try. It should have a tutorial to introduce people to the language and give them something to do with their pretty REPL.
Tryclojure is a very important project. A site like that is sometimes the difference between a new, excited user, and a disappointed, bored user. Lots of people were very excited when tryclojure first emerged from the abyss. This is your chance to be a part of it. If you desire an open source project to contribute to, this could very well be it. Even if you only write pieces of the tutorial, you’ve done tryclojure a huge service. Tryclojure has the potential to stand proud with the crowd of try sites, but right now, it isn’t on that level. I’d hate for tryclojure in its current state to become symbolic of Clojure. Clojure isn’t a half-assed language, so tryclojure shouldn’t be a half-assed website. Tryclojure can become an important part of Clojure, but I can’t do it alone.