Typesafe Newsletter - October 2012
- October 31, 2012
Typesafe periodically assembles the top news items related to Typesafe, Scala, Akka, and Play Framework. Subscribe now to get it via email! Here is the Typesafe Newsletter from October 2012:
Scala Moves From "Trial" to "Adopt" in ThoughtWorks Tech Radar
In their latest Technology Radar, ThoughtWorks has moved Scala from the "Trial" category to "Adopt" which according to them means "We feel strongly that the industry should be adopting these items." Read more...
Rod Johnson, Spring Framework Creator, Joins Typesafe's Board
Typesafe is very excited to have Rod Johnson now on the Board of Directors. Rod brings vast experience building successful developer frameworks. Read more...
The Typesafe Developer Contest Open Until November 30
There is still time to enter your Scala, Akka, and Play sample applications in the Typesafe Developer Contest! The deadline is November 30th and now that Rod Johnson is part of Typesafe, he will be doing a strict code review on all submissions. Well... Actually he will just be joining the panel of judges but how cool is that? Read more...
JavaOne 2012 Was Packed with Typesafe Goodness
There were over 15 sessions at JavaOne 2012 that featured Scala, Akka, and Play Framework! Oracle has posted the video recordings of many of these sessions. Here are a few that you may want to check out (video links are under "Presentation Download"):
- Scala 2.10 with Martin Odersky
- Scala Tricks by Venkat Subramaniam
- Concurreny Without Pain in Pure Java by Venkat Subramaniam
- Up, Up, and Out: Scaling Software with Akka by Viktor Klang
- Modern Java Web Development with Play Framework 2.0 by Peter Hausel
- Introduction to the Play Framework by James Ward
DZone Publishes a Scala Refcard
DZone Refcardz are a great way to get started with a new technology and so it is great to see a new Scala Refcard by Jesper de Jong.Go grab your free PDF of the Scala Refcard!
Scala 2.10 RC1 & Akka 2.1 RC1 Have Been Released
The first release candidates of Scala 2.10 and Akka 2.1 have been released! These early releases provide a great way to experiment with new features and catch any last minute bugs. Let us know what you think about Scala 2.10 RC1 and Akka 2.1 RC1!
Klout Scales Out with Scala, Akka, and Play
Klout knew that building on the Typesafe Stack would allow them to easily scale their popular social influence technology. Now they are processing over one billion requests per day through their Play Framework web API server and managing concurrency through Akka. By writing the code in Scala they kept things simple and focused on the core business values instead of the plumbing. Read more...
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