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Because I had to call it something

Trident is my personal experiment in creating a highly-abstracted web application framework for use with Datomic Cloud. But it's also just a collection of libraries, containing anything I happen to abstract out of projects I'm working on.

My top-level goal with Trident is to maximize code reuse (especially my own, but hopefully for others as well). This has two parts:

  • There should be high-level interfaces that give you lots of leverage (like frameworks).

  • When the high-level interfaces don't cut it, it should be easy to use only the parts you want, customizing behavior as needed (like libraries).

See this article for more information about my philosophy.


I keep the code in a single src dir, but I provide multiple artifacts. Any code in src/trident/<foo> is available in the tridnet/<foo> artifact. For example, {trident/cli {:mvn/version "<version>"}} will give you access to the trident.cli namespace. All artifacts use the same version.

I use the trident/docs artifact for documentation on cljdoc. You can browse the namespaces to see what's available, but here's a list of the artifacts for convenience:

  • trident/repl. A handful of convenience functions for use at the repl.
  • trident/util. A collection of utility functions & macros.
  • trident/cli (includes util). Makes it easy to define and reuse CLIs for tools.deps-based build tasks.
  • trident/build (includes util, cli). A collection of build tasks made with trident/cli.
  • trident/datomic (includes util). Janky file-based persistence for Datomic Free.
  • trident/datomic-cloud (includes util). Tools for Datomic Cloud.
  • trident/ring. Some Ring middleware.
  • trident/firebase. Functions for authenticating Firebase user tokens.
  • trident/ion (includes util). Utilities for working with Datomic Ions
  • trident/web (includes util, datomic-cloud, firebase, ion, ring). Highly contrived web framework.
  • trident/web-repl (includes web). A dev web server for use with trident/web.
  • trident/datascript (includes util). Frontend tools for syncing Datascript with Datomic.
  • trident/views (includes util). Some Reagent components and stuff.
  • trident/frontend (includes util, datascript, views). Just a bundle of other artifacts.

Also see trident.cli Getting Started.


While I hope Trident will be useful for others, I'm primarily focusing on my own use cases because 1) there are things I want to build, 2) developing Trident as I build real things will help to make sure it's actually useful. With that out of the way, if you're interested in anything Trident does, I'd love to chat.



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Copyright © 2019 Jacob O'Bryant.

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