Create a project

Lets create a project called todo-list using Leiningen, the build automation tool for Clojure. This project will run the simplest possible webserver.

On the command line:

lein new todo-list

Leiningen - new project called todo-list

Take a look at the project structure

To see how our project is layed out, change into the todo-list directory created by this command and see the project structure that has been created.

  • project.clj - the project definition, written in Clojure
  • src for all the source code
  • test for unit test code

Here is an example of what our project looks like using the tree command (you could use ls -R or a graphical file browser if you wish)

Clojure project structure - webdev

Look closer at the directory hierachy and you will see something has happend to our todo-list name. Unfortunately Java does not like dashes '-' in directory or file names, so Leiningen changes the directory names to src/todo_list & test/todo_list and the initial test to src/todo_list/core_test.clj.

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