JAX Magazine — October 2016 — Reactive programming with Scala, Lagom, Spark, Akka and Play
Reactive programming is gaining momentum but people are still reluctant to jump on the bandwagon. To help you overcome the fear of the unknown, we decided to ask Scala, Lagom, Spark, Akka and Play experts to explain how these elements coexist and work together to create a reactive universe. This JAX Magazine issue is packed with goodies — it’s our treat!
“We believe that a coherent approach to systems architecture is needed, and we believe that all necessary aspects are already recognized individually: we want systems that are Responsive, Resilient, Elastic and Message Driven. We call these Reactive Systems.” – The Reactive Manifesto
Reactive programming means different things to different people and we are not trying to reinvent the wheel or define this concept. Instead, we are allowing our authors to prove how Scala, Lagom, Spark, Akka and Play coexist and work together to create a reactive universe.
If the definition “stream of events” does not satisfy your thirst for knowledge, get ready to find out what reactive programming means to our experts in Scala, Lagom, Spark, Akka and Play. Plus, we talked to Scala creator Martin Odersky about the impending Scala 2.12, the current state of this programming language and the technical innovations that await us.
Thirsty for more? Open the magazine and see what we have prepared for you.
Inside this issue
The current state of Scala
Interview with Martin Odersky
Reactive microservices with Scala and Akka
What’s new in Akka?
Dr. Roland Kuhn
Dedicated to doing the right thing
Compile-time dependency injection in the Play framework
The Lagom Framework
Big Data becomes Fast Data
Expert checklist — Why Scala and not Java?
Interview with Heiko Seeberger, Daniel Westheide, Daniela Sfregola, Julien Tournay, Markus Hauck and Ivan Kusalic
DevOpsCon 2016: Our mission statement. This is how we interpret modern DevOps
Checklist: Why are microservices important for you? — Part 3
Interview with Daniel Bryant