Why should you learn Clojure now? It’s the coolest new language on the JVM
What makes it so cool? It’s a dynamically typed, functional Lisp that offers sophisticated capabilities like software transactional memory
Why should I learn it? Lisp is the most powerful style of programming language possible (don’t believe me? Come see - I’ll show you), so you get the best language (Lisp) on the best runtime (JVM)
Isn’t Lisp the one with all the parenthesis? Yes.
What’s so compelling about Clojure? It’s fast, expressive, powerful, and allows you to do all sorts of things that other languages won’t let you do. It’s an elegant language.
Why is the entire talk done as question and answer? It’s an homage to a series of books, The Little Lisper and The Little Schemer. Because Lisp’s are simple and homoiconic, this style works nicely for them. Besides, it’s better than 1000 bullets, isn’t it?