Lisp is a programming language known for its expressiveness and power, but it was often thought of as not being well suited for general use. That has all changed with Clojure, a Lisp dialect that runs on the Java platform. Now you can harness the power of Lisp anywhere you have a Java Virtual Machine handy. In this article, you will see how to get started with Clojure and learn some of its syntax, as you take advantage of the Clojure plug-in for Eclipse to help you along the way.