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  • An Introduction to Scala for Java Developers

    by Thomas Alexandre on  Aug 16, 2011 5

    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.

  • Twitter Shifting More Code to JVM, Citing Performance and Encapsulation As Primary Drivers

    by Charles Humble on  Jul 04, 2011 14

    While it almost certainly remains the largest Ruby on Rails based site in the world, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to the JVM. Last year the company announced that its back-end message queue had been re-written in Scala, and more recently it moved the search stack to Java, making Twitter search around three times faster.

  • Guardian.co.uk Switching from Java to Scala

    by Charles Humble on  Apr 04, 2011 12

    Citing a need to be able to respond faster to events, and disappointment in the feature set and timeframe for Java 7, the team behind guardian.co.uk is using Scala as an alternative to Java for their new projects. InfoQ spoke to Web Platform Development Team Lead Graham Tackley about their current stack, the reasons behind the move, and the experience of using Scala in large-scale development.

Meet the Goliath of Ruby Application Servers

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Mar 21, 2011

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

Book Excerpt and Interview: The Joy of Clojure

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Nov 21, 2010

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

LinkedIn Signal: A Case Study for Scala, JRuby and Voldemort

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 11, 2010

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.

How to Extend the Axis2 Framework to Support JVM Based Scripting Languages

Posted by Heshan Suriyaarachchi on  Jul 13, 2010

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

Interview and Book Excerpt: Dave Klein's Grails A Quick-Start Guide

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 04, 2010

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.

The State of JRuby: 1.5, AOT, Java 7

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Jun 02, 2010

InfoQ caught up with Charles Nutter to talk about the state of JRuby: the 1.5 release, Ahead of Time compilation, and what's coming up in 1.6 and with features in Java 7.

Scala & Spring: Combine the best of both worlds

Posted by Urs Peter on  May 19, 2010

Scala and Spring are a promising match. Based on a concrete example, this article shows how the power of Scala combined with the proven and productive Spring framework can be unleashed. 5

An In-Depth Look at Clojure Collections

Posted by Michael Fogus and Chris Houser on  May 06, 2010

This article covers Clojure collection types including a deep dive into vectors and maps, and presents an example of how viewing a problem through the lens of the "Clojure way" can simply a design. 5

JSR 292 and the Multi-lingual JVM

Posted by Charles Humble on  Apr 27, 2010

Java 7 aims to improve support for dynamic languages through JSR 292. InfoQ takes a detailed look at the problems JSR 292 solves, and talks to JRuby lead Charles Nutter about JSR 292 in practice. 5

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