Ten Big Ideas plus one
The key to understanding Clojure is ideas, not language constructs but the concepts that shape the language.
Each of these ideas is valuable by itself, not only in Clojure. Taken together, however, they beging to fill in the picture of why Clojure is changing the way many programmers think about software development.
- Extensible Data Notation
- Persistent Data Structures
- Dynamic Development
- Async Programming
- Logic query / Logic Programming
- Atomic Succession Model
Stuart halloway discusses Clojure in 10 big ideas (eleven actually). [Slides](https://github.com/stuarthalloway/presentations/wiki/Clojure-in-10-Big-Ideas