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April 17, 2014 - February 12, 2014

Typesafe announces Akka Streams, a part of the Reactive Streams Initiative

Today we are excited to reveal early preview releases of two major projects the Akka team has been involved in to improve data streaming on the JVM:  Akka Streams and Reactive Streams.

Reactive Streams is a collaboration between heavy hitters in the area of streaming data on the JVM and Akka Streams. The Akka implementation of the Reactive Streams specification effort is based on Actors as its mechanism for execution, distribution and resilience.

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Preview of upcoming sbt 1.0 features: Read about the new plugins

Times are exciting for sbt. With the current push towards 1.0, it will see massive improvements to promote our core tenets of automation, interaction and integration. The two big-hitter features for 1.0 are auto plugins and "sbt as a build server."

Over the coming months, the sbt team will be releasing previews of these features against the current sbt 0.13 codebase.   We hope to elicit feedback as well as promote the new designs, ideals and features before solidifying the sbt 1.0.

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Akka 2.3.1 Maintenance Release

@akkateam
March 25, 2014
Akka

We—the Akka committers—are pleased to be able to announce the availability of Akka 2.3.1. This is the second first maintenance release of the 2.3 branch, containing documentation improvements and fixing several issues including:

 

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Go Reactive with Java 8

We are very excited about the release of Java 8!  The new Lambda syntax makes it much easier for Java developers to go Reactive. The foundation of Reactive is Event-Driven. To be Event Driven you need an easy way to create and spawn up small independent tasks in an asynchronous fashion. Lambdas gives us exactly this, avoiding the usual anonymous inner classes that make code hard to comprehend. Combining Lambdas with Akka and Play Framework create a concise and cohesive programming model for Reactive applications on the JVM.

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Upcoming webinars: Akka Persistence and Java 8

@typesafe
March 10, 2014
Akka
Java8
Webinar

As many of our readers know, we've been hosting monthly webinars now since August 2013, and (aside from some problems with Citrix not supporting Linux) have experienced great success sharing content about our platform and related technologies with our community. Some of our most successful webinars have been Stefan Zeiger's Introducing Slick 2.0, Mathias Doenitz' s presentation about Spray on Akka, and James Ward on Optimizing Play for Production

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Java 8 Survey Results

@typesafe
March 2, 2014
Java

Last month, we asked folks to share their views about Java 8 and received more than 2,800 responses from developers around the world. The findings offer really fascinating insight into the community’s plans for the upcoming release. Today we published a short report, and we're excited to share the findings with our readers.

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Introducing Typesafe Shop!

We launched a store, featuring sweet new designs for Scala, Akka, Play Framework and Activator!  Order swag for meetups, buy gifts for team members, or just show off your Reactive style by wearing a customized shirt or hoodie. We’ll be adding more items periodically, so check back in for new gear. 

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Huffington Post Case Study: Building a Solid Platform with Typesafe

We're excited to share a new case study that chronicles how the Huffington Post, a leading online news source, built a new integrated platform to propel them through the next stage of their skyrocketing growth with the Typesafe Reactive Platform. Adam Denenberg, Huffington Post’s VP of Engineering, wanted to prepare for the next wave of users who create thousands of hours of video, billions of Likes, and millions of tweets each day. 

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