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It had been a couple of weeks since I've started learning Clojure.

I am a newbie at programming and I passed some basic courses here about Java. I just wanted to know how long it will take for me to learn Clojure and if is it difficult for beginners. Also, you can recommend your favourite resources and roadmaps.

Thanks in advance!

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It greatly depends on the person and on what they use to learn Clojure. I know of complete beginners who picked it up really fast, and I know of people with 15 years of programming experience who struggled.

But definitely stop by the #beginners channel on the Clojurians Slack. Lots of people there that are willing to answer all sorts of beginner-level questions.

Agreed, it can be highly variable. Some people with the right background (some Java and some Lisp/Scheme experience helps) can be productive in 2-4 weeks, others find it takes 3-6 months to feel proficient. Having an active guide is a huge help and the kind folks in the beginners channel are very helpful.

https://clojure.org/community/resources has a lot of useful links but which are helpful will really depend a lot on your background and what programming worlds you're familiar with.