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Francesco Cesarini and Viktor Klang on the Reactive Manifesto

Posted by Francesco Cesarini and Viktor Klang on  Jan 16, 2014 1

Francesco Cesarini and Viktor Klang explain the motivation behind the Reactive Manifesto and what exactly it brings to the table. Also: what Erlang and Scala/Akka can learn from each other.

Stuart Williams on Vert.x

Posted by Stuart Williams on  Jan 22, 2013

Stuart Williams explains vert.x: basic idea and architecture, how it uses Java's NIO and async APIs, how it allows using various JVM languages (Groovy, JRuby, Scala, etc), the EventBus and much more.

Viktor Klang on Akka, Futures and Promises, Scala

Posted by Viktor Klang on  Jun 14, 2012

Viktor Klang talks about the features of Akka 2.x and future releases, Akka's approach to fault tolerance, the effort to unify Futures in Scala, and the state of functional programming.

Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on Bringing Erlang's Fault Tolerance and Distribution to Java with Akka and Erjang

Posted by Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup on  Oct 20, 2011

Jonas Bonér and Kresten Krab Thorup discuss some key aspects of Erlang like fault tolerance and reliability and how the Akka and Erjang projects try to bring them to the JVM.

Jonas Bonér on Akka, Actors and Shared State, STM, Typesafe

Posted by Jonas Bonér on  Sep 02, 2011

Jonas Bonér explains the Akka project and the types of actors it offers as well as its transactional features. Also: a preview of how Akka 2.0 changes the management of (remote) actors.

Debasish Ghosh on DSLs and Akka

Posted by Debasish Ghosh on  Apr 29, 2011

Debasish Gosh talks about Domain Specific Languages: how to build DSLs with Scala or XText, real world DSLs, parser combinators and monads. Also: how Akka brings actor-based programming to the JVM.

Dean Wampler on the State of Scala: 2.8, Concurrency, Functional Programming

Posted by Dean Wampler on  Jan 07, 2011

Dean Wampler discusses the state of Scala: the big changes in 2.8, the Scala on .NET, concurrency and parallelism with Scala and Akka, and experiences with adoption of functional languages.

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