Clojure is a functional language that runs on the JVM. It’s a Lisp dialect that can seamlessly access Java libraries and that compiles directly to bytecode. Like all Lisps, it’s made of alien technology. In this talk you’ll get acquainted with both Clojure and some of the functional programming concepts it leverages. An introduction to Lambdalf will then show you how to apply such concepts to develop Alfresco based solutions, leveraging code hot swap, live scripting the Alfresco repository with a live shell, exploring new DSLs, reliably offload concurrency issue to the language runtime, and that’s just not to mention all the fun!