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!
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.
The team behind the functional programming language Scala have updated their 2016 release schedule, revealing the areas where community contribution is welcome. Library authors and updates to documentation are all highlighted as ways to help.
We’ve served up some Java conundrums in the past, but now its time to get your head around these Scala brainteasers. Alex Zhitnitsky is back in collaboration with the team from Scala Puzzlers to test and torment your Scala know-how. Prepare thyself!
First it was Java libraries, now Alex Zhitnitsky gets his paws into researching the top Scala libraries from 64,562 dependencies – quite the mammoth task! Read on to reap the rewards of this impressive Scala research.
Akka team lead Roland Kuhn speaks to Takipi’s Alex Zhitnitsky about the road to building the (JAX- Innovation-Award-winning) technology behind Akka Streams, Akka HTTP and Akka Typed.
A milestone release in Scala 2.12.0 M1 is here with the series set to put all its eggs into the Java 8 basket. Containing bug fixes and improvements brought up from 2.11, the new Scala series will eventually dial down its backports.
The first release candidate for the next major version of the database query and access library Slick 3.0 is available right now. Builds are available for Scala 2.10 and 2.11 Scala on Maven Central.
Typesafe’s latest survey on Java 8 explains the success of lambdas and what it means for Scala.
It’s not easy speaking two languages. Once you learn that there are other, better way to code, you’re forever destined to compare the pros and cons of different languages.
2.11.2 now available from Maven Central, with 49 issues resolved and 70 pull requests reviewed and merged.
Faster and more compact, this new drop promises to open the door for users who want to tap into the power of Java 8.