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Scala essentials for essentially everything

Cheat sheet: The complete guide to Scala

Scala fans rejoice! Markus Hauck has created an exhaustive cheat sheet for Scala developers. This masterwork has everything. So dive right in, the water’s fine!

Trivial pursuit

How well do you know your Scala trivia?

We’re back with another pub quiz on the history of another favorite programming language. This time, we’re testing your knowledge about the life and times of Scala. Do you know everything there is to know about this functional language?

SMACK — Next generation Big Data

Big Data becomes Fast Data

Big Data is changing. Buzzwords such as Hadoop, Storm, Pig and Hive are not the darlings of the industry anymore —they are being replaced by a powerful duo: Fast Data and SMACK. Such a fast change in such a (relatively) young ecosystem begs the following question: What is wrong with the current approach? What is the difference between Fast and Big Data? And what is SMACK?

To name a few

5 reasons why Scala is better than Java

The dominance (not to mention popularity) of Java has remained uncontested for years. Java continues to top almost all the lists of programming languages in respect of popularity, career scope, and industry preference. Java is great because of its versatility, strength and capacity to handle complex tasks. But is there anything better than Java? Can there really be one?

Event-driven architecture

Reactive Microservices with Scala and Akka

In this article, Vaughn Vernon, author of “Implementing Domain- Driven Design”, “Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model”, and “Domain-Driven Design Distilled”, will teach you a first approach method to designing microservices, giving you a workable foundation to build on. He will introduce you to reactive software development and summarize how you can use Scala and Akka as a go-to toolkit for developing reactive microservices.

6 answers to the question — Part 3

Should Scala move in the direction of a mainstream language like Java?

In our latest issue of JAX Magazine, we dive deeper into reactive programming and analyze the most popular JVM language and where we are heading to. After talking to Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, about the 2.12 version and the current state of this programming language, we invited six Scala developers to weigh in on Scala’s appeal and to express their opinion with regard to Scala’s future.

Scala Expert checklist

6 answers to the question: Why Scala and not Java?

In our latest issue of JAX Magazine, we dive deeper into reactive programming and analyze the most popular JVM language and where we are heading to. After talking to Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, about the impending 2.12 version and the current state of this programming language, we invited six Scala developers to reveal what fascinates them about Scala and why they would choose Scala over Java.

Out now!

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!

Interview with Chris Stewart, CEO and co-founder of SuredBits

[Bit]coin flipping: “Scala is a perfect match for Bitcoin”

Whether they realize it or not, more than 95 percent of all Bitcoin users use Bitcoin Core. Although there are nearly 400 people who have written code and had it merged into Bitcoin Core, there are ongoing initiatives to try and get more developers familiar with the Bitcoin Core code base. We talked to Chris Stewart, CEO and co-founder of SuredBits, about the current state of Bitcoin, the role of Bitcoin Core and what it’s like to implement a spv-node for the Bitcoin protocol in Scala.