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  1. Apache Storm is a free and open source distributed realtime computation system.

    Apache Storm is a distributed tool for real-time processing of large data volumes. The project is based on Clojure and Java and was open-sourced under Apache License 2.0 after it was purchased by Twitter. Interoperability with Java is the main feature of Clojure that allows integrating the Clojure code into any project already written in Java.
  2. Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator.

    The news site Hacker News was developed as a project of Y Combinator and is written in Arc. This is a Lisp dialect implemented in Racket. The site author, Paul Graham, also took part in the development of this language and, as you can see, has found a practical use for it. One of the goals was to create a community similar to that formed on Reddit in its early days (surprisingly, at that time it was written in...
  3. CircleCI gives web developers powerful Continuous Integration and Deployment with easy setup and maintenance.

    Circle CI is one of the largest and, probably, most well-known platforms for CI/CD with millions of builds every month and other impressive statistics that can be found on their website. The major part is written in Clojure; ClosureScript is used for frontend development. In general, developers are so fond of Clojure that in 2021 it ranked second among the most loved technologies of Stack Overflow users according...