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December 19, 2014 - October 10, 2014

New Case Study: BrightTALK Increases Concurrency and Resiliency with Akka

@typesafe
December 19, 2014
casestudy
akka
scala

Today, we're proud to share a case study with our customers at BrightTALK, a leading provider of webinars and videos for professionals and their communities. In this piece, Alistair Cairns (VP of Engineering) and Brett Bell (Software Developer) discuss BrightTALK's decision to move away from the company's legacy PHP codebase to the Typesafe Reactive Platform.

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Eh, What’s Up Scaladoc?

@dickwall
December 16, 2014
scala

(with thanks to Bugs Bunny).

If you are new to Scala, Scaladoc is one of the most useful resources you can use to navigate the unfamiliar waters. Scaladoc has a lot of functionality. Some of the functionality continues to be surprising to newcomers though, hence this article (and screencast).

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Case Study: Nitro Moves Desktop Apps to the Cloud with Typesafe Reactive Platform

Our newest case study is with Nitro, a company whose software make it easy to create, edit, share, sign and collaborate with documents—online or offline. In our recent interview, Nitro's VP of Technology, Tihomir Bajic, outlines the importance of Play, Akka and Scala to the company’s product delivery evolution during their recent years of explosive growth. Back in 2011, Nitro had millions of users and a massive code base of C++ for desktop apps for document processing and workflows. Nitro’s desktop products were supported by .NET.

 

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Spark Survey

@typesafe
December 3, 2014
spark

Back in September, we ran a survey to gather people’s thoughts and upgrade plans around Java 8. We were surprised to find that among the 3,000 respondents, more than 17% are already using Apache Spark in production. Considering how Spark support by the major Hadoop vendors is only about a year old, this number took many by surprise.

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Hootsuite Success Story: How Hootsuite Modernized Its URL Shortener

Today we are excited to share a new case study with our friends at Hootsuite, a widely used social media relationship platform. This specific use case focuses on Ow.ly, Hootsuite’s popular URL shortening and click analytics service. Essentially, the tool became so popular and such a critical part of the Hootsuite product, that the the engineering team found themselves dedicating much more time and cost into keeping the service performant and reliable than they expected.

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Sources, Sinks and FlowGraphs

@dickwall
October 31, 2014
Akka

The akka team has been hard at work on a new version of akka streams, and this has resulted in some pretty big changes to the API. As a result, it is now well over 80% more awesome (as measured by the Standard Awesomeness Factor metric). However, some of the API changes have naturally made some of the existing examples and documentation out there a bit stale.

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React 2014 in SF: Speakers, Discount Tickets and more!

@typesafe
October 17, 2014
reactive

Get ready for a meeting of the most prolific minds at the heart of the Reactive community. On November 18th, Typesafers Jonas Boner, Roland Kuhn, Ryan Knight and Dean Wampler will join Martin Thompson, Ben Christensen and other luminaries for the second React Conf. React is a  mixture of talksspeaker clinics and workshops that offer a an articulate and coherent journey through the reactive stack, trait by trait, UI to database.

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