One of the first things you’ll probably want to do when switching to a new language is to find an editor which will make you efficient at writing code. In Clojure community there’s a strong leader — Emacs . While Emacs is really powerful and flexible editor, it’s really hard to learn. Especially when you just started with the language and doesn’t know how to apply in practice all the cool features of the editor.
Syntax highlighting and code snippets: language-clojure
Syntax highlighting is already built-in into the editor, so you don’t have to worry about this. There are also a couple of useful code completion snippets.
language-clojure code snippets in action Handling parens: Parinfer , atom-parinfer
Adjusting parens manually in Lisp code is very annoying and scary for beginners. Parinfer is an editor mode which does auto-adjusting parens when indentation changes and vice versa. It is developed by Shaun LeBron . You’ll appreciate this plugin for sure.