Java may have slipped off its number one perch, but growing success of Javasphere language affirms strength of the platform.
Is it only a matter of time before we see this alternative language crossing over into the mainstream?
With Java 8 bringing some Scala-esque features to the JVM, we ponder over the future of the type-safe language.
We speak to Sébastien Doeraene, student of Martin Odersky and creator of an experimental Scala to JS compiler.
Jamie Allen holds forth on Java 8 Lambda hype, Scala love, and breaking down reactive programming. Filmed backstage at JAX London 2013.
Sick of their bloated PHP/MySQL stack, the Huffington Post developer team have migrated to a modern alternative for their editorial needs.
Theres a new project in the Apache Incubator, as LinkedIn pushes their stream processing framework to the open source foundation.
Increasing language fragmentation is biggest threat to Javas future, but its still riding high according to the latest rankings
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.
Javas alternative to node.js has made it out of development hell for its next big version.
Rod Johnsons recent Scala Days keynote has provoked a strong reaction from the community. Does Scala necessarily need to become Java?
John Stevenson helps us take our first steps with the functional and dynamic JVM language, in this taster of his Developer.Press title
“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
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