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Published : Oct 27, 2021
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Oct 2021
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Even today, considering all the development and infrastructure tools at our disposal, we often reach a point where we need a script to glue several things together or to automate a recurring task. Current favorites for writing these scripts are bash and Python, but we're happy to report that there's a new, exciting option: Clojure. This is made possible with Babashka, a complete Clojure run time implemented with GraalVM. Babashka ships with libraries that cover most of the use cases for which you'd use a scripting tool, and loading of further libraries is possible, too. The use of GraalVM brings startup times within range of native tools, and it also makes Babashka one of the few options for a multithreaded scripting environment, for those rare cases when it's needed.

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