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  • Scala 2.12 Will Only Support Java 8

    by Ben Evans on  Jul 29, 2014

    Scala 2.12 will require a Java 8 or above JVM to run. This release, scheduled for release in early 2016, will not run on any JVM before version 8.

  • A Few Good Rules

    by Peter Neumark on  Jul 25, 2014

    Peter Neumark from Prezi talks about the importance of deciding what development standards to adopt and to detect when they're past their expiry date. Using Netflix and Prezi as examples, Peter illustrates with technical examples when to stick to standards and when to move on to better solutions.

  • Introducing Spring XD, a Runtime Environment for Big Data Applications

    by Charles Humble on  Jul 23, 2014 1

    Spring XD (eXtreme Data) is Pivotal’s Big Data play. It joins Spring Boot and Grails as part of the execution portion of the Spring IO platform. Whilst Spring XD makes use of a number of existing Spring projects it is a runtime environment rather than a library or framework, comprising a bin directory with servers that you start up and interact with via a shell.

Virtual Panel on Reactive Programming

Posted by Mirko Stocker on  May 26, 2014

InfoQ talked to three Reactive experts – Viktor Klang (Akka), Timothy Baldridge (Core.Async), Jafar Husain (RxJava) – to find out how their libraries and frameworks help you write better applications. 1

ActiveJPA – Active Record Pattern for JPA

Posted by Ganesh Subramanian on  Jan 22, 2014

ActiveJPA is a Java implementation of Martin Fowler’s Active Record over JPA and provides abstractions to simplify data access. In this article the primary committer illustrates ActiveJPA usage 7

From Groovy to Java 8

Posted by Dan Woods on  Jul 11, 2013

This article will focus on the commonalities between Groovy and Java 8, and will demonstrate how familiar Groovy concepts translate to Java 8. 5

Creating Resilient Software with Akka

Posted by Roland Kuhn on  Jun 06, 2013

Akka Tech Lead Dr. Roland Kuhn offers a behind the scenes look at Akka, showing what the driving forces behind the development of its guiding principles are. 4

Interview and Book Review: The LogStash Book, Log Management Made Easy

Posted by Aslan Brooke on  May 20, 2013

James Turnbull makes a compelling case for using Logstash for centralizing logging by explaining the implementation details of Logstash within the context of a logging project. 2

DevOps @ Nokia Entertainment

Posted by John Clapham on  Jan 31, 2013

This article is part of the "DevOps War Stories" series.Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, what worked and what didn’t and the challenges faced during adoption.

Introduction to Interface-Driven Development Using Swagger and Scalatra

Posted by Dave Hrycyszyn on  Nov 06, 2012

Scalatra is a lightweight but full-featured MVC framework with a lively community and having started as a port of Sinatra it has gained capabilities such as an Atmosphere integration and Akka support. 2

Tackling real-world unit testing problems

Posted by Gil Zilberfeld on  Jul 23, 2012

Over the last few years unit testing has been considered a “solved problem.” All the information, books and tools are out there, just pick up NUnit, and you’re good to go, right? Not exactly. 1

Java 8 vs Scala: a Feature Comparison

Posted by Urs Peter and Sander van den Berg on  Jun 29, 2012

A look at some of Java 8’s new features, using both Java’s proposed syntax and Scala. We cover lambda expressions, higher-order functions, parallel collections and virtual extension methods 27

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