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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.

Future release schedule

Scala’s plans for 2016 and how you can help

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.

Work it out!

5 Scala puzzlers that will hurt your brain

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!

Based on 64,562 GitHub libraries!

The Top 100 Scala Libraries in 2015

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.

Java 8 is the goal

Scala 2.12.0 M1 now available

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.