The popularization of the Scala programming language and the comparisons with other languages has greatly increased the amount of posts in blogs and social nets, many of those containing many claims that can be outdated, superficial or biased. This article explains the common issues about the language and its environment, favoring a more accurate and balanced assessment.
In this interview with InfoQ's Editor in Chief, Michael Floyd, Martin Odersky draws the comparisons between F# and Scala, discusses the future of Scala, and addresses once and for all the question of breaking binary compatibility. He also discusses his current work on the implementation of the value class proposal, how Java might support functional programming and the new Typesafe Stack 2.0.
David Pollak, famous Scala advocate, blog posted, "Yes, Virginia, Scala is hard", causing a brouhaha. Scala use is increasing, yet the post claims that Scala tries to do too much, has poor IDE support, and more. InfoQ catches up with David Pollak and Dick Wall to comment on the complaints in the post, as well as the future of Scala. David has things to say about Groovy, Ceylon and Lambdas too.
We talked with Martin Odersky, Chairman, Chief Architect and co-founder of Typesafe, about Scala.Net, the version of Scala that support .Net as well as about Scala in general.
Scala combines the object-oriented and functional programming paradigms, using a concise syntax that is fully compatible with Java and runs on the JVM. This article provides an introduction to Scala. 5
While still a major user of Ruby and Rails, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to Java and Scala. InfoQ spoke to Twitter engineer Evan Weaver to find out more. 13
Citing a need to be able to respond faster to events, and disappointment in both feature set and timeframe for Java 7, the guardian.co.uk team is using Scala rather than Java for new projects. 12
PostRank Labs released an open source version of their Ruby web server framework powering PostRank. Goliath, is an asynchronous server designed for speed, leveraging key features of Ruby 1.9+. 1
The Joy of Clojure is a book that tries to take the reader beyond the language syntax, and show how to write fluent, idiomatic Clojure code. 4
This article aims to provide more insight into the motivation and technical challenges that the LinkedIn team faced, while combining Scala, JRuby and Voldemort, at such scale.
Heshan Suriyaarachchi explores how Apache Axis2 can be extended to support JVM based scripting languages allowing them to be used to both expose web services and write web service clients. 1
In this book review of Grails A Quick-Start Guide, InfoQ spoke with author Dave Klein about best practices when using Grails for web application development and the tool support.