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What to expect from Scala 2.13 and beyond

Countdown to Scala 3 – Dotty confirmed for Scala 3.0

Scala 2.13 may be a few months away, but the future is looking bright for 2.14 and beyond. We check in to see the state of Scala and where this popular JVM language is heading. It’s still not set in stone, but keep early 2020 free for Scala 3!

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.