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Discussion on: What is Clojure(/Script)'s best first run and tooling experience?

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Nightcode is a good option if you are just wanting to get your feet wet and test and see how clojure works..

For more serious development, Atom with proto-repl is a good option. It has relatively simple setup, shallow learning curve, but gives you most of the features that make Clojure fun to use.

Eventually most clojurists seem to land on Emacs with Cider or IntelliJ with Cursive.

Cursive is free for open source, but pay for commercial use -- It's advantage is that it does a lot of very nice static analysis highlighting, refactoring tooling etc.