A few weeks ago, I put together a new Lisp video. It’s cool, sound on, ‘til the end ;)

I want to show how to (quickly) do practical, real-world stuff in Lisp. Here, how to request a web API. We create a new full-featured project with my project skeleton, we study the GitHub API, and we go ahead.

I develop in Emacs with Slime, but in the end we also build a binary, so we have a little application that works on the command line (note that I didn’t use SBCL’s core compression, we could have a lighter binary of around 30MB).

I use the libraries: Dexador for HTTP requests, the Jonathan and then the Shasht JSON libraries, as well as Access and Serapeum to help with accessing, creating and viewing hash-tables.

Thanks for the comments already :)

tks for that… it’s amazing.


Thank you, that was a great video! I plan to get the udemy course now based on this.

Here are my previous ones:

I want to do more but damn, it takes time. You can push me for more :)

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I had fun with the soundtrack :)

I edit the video with the latest Kdenlive with the snap package and it’s great for me.