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
The data application framework, which builds on Hadoop, gets backing for enterprise version
A year on from Typesafe pushing out the Scala-tuned IDE, the teams latest release suggests maturity, thanks to a new debugger and editor improvements
Eclipses statically-typed JVM language has just received a bumper update. We talk to co-creator Sven Efftinge about the newest features.
From December’s JAX Magazine, Jessica Kerr explains how using Scala concepts can help us when using plain old Java.
Typesafe’s Jamie Allen explains how useful anonymous actors are to capture context while processing asynchronous tasks
Typesafes latest addition to the stack hits an important milestone
Ten months on from being deposed at the top by C, Java takes back first place in TIOBE index.
Latest version of Typesafes Java and Scala framework follows December update to Akka.
A new update for the dynamic JVM language has arrived, ushering in concurrency framework GPars as well as important features.
Originally appearing in October’s JAX Magazine, Jessica Kerr thinks you’re smarter than a regular code monkey