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From WJAX 2012

Play Framework: Thou shalt not block (your Web App)

Developing scalable, responsive, non-blocking web applications has never been easier with the Play Framework 2.0, a modern framework for modern web applications. In this talk Oscar Renalias (Accenture) takes a look at how Play can help us build the kind of dynamic and engaging web applications that user have come to expect, including pitfalls and challenges when developing them.

Recorded in front of a packed JAXConf 2013 audience

The Play Framework at LinkedIn: Productivity and Performance at Scale

“We’ve found that the Play Framework is one of the few frameworks that is able to maintain the delicate balance of performance, reliability, and developer productivity. In the Java and Scala world, nothing even comes close.” That’s what Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, the lead developer bringing the Play Framework to LinkedIn, says in his description of the talk he gave at JAXConf 2013. Check out the video of that presentation, and find out how LinkedIn is using the Play Framework to build front-end and back-end services at massive scale. Filmed by Marakana – www.marakana.com

Recorded in front of a live JAXConf audience

What You Need to Know About Lambdas by Jamie Allen

Lambdas are coming to Java 8, and Jamie Allen, Director of Consulting at Typesafe will tell you what you need to know about them in this presentation from JAXConf 2013. Many Java developers may not have experienced lambdas before, and might not realize the costs an pitfalls associated with this style of programming. Jamie will discuss many of the issues of using lambdas in Java, as well as Scala, and how you can avoid them. He’ll also bring you up to speed on concepts such as closures, higher order functions and Eta expansion. Filmed by Marakana – www.marakana.com