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  • Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model Book Review and Q&A with Vaughn Vernon

    by Jan Stenberg on  Oct 06, 2015 2

    Vaughn Vernon in his new book Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model shows how this model can simplify enterprise software development. After an introduction to the basics of the actor model and tutorials on Scala and Akka the rest of the book is a patterns catalogue describing most of the patterns in the book Enterprise Integration Patterns from an actor model perspective.

  • Deploying Microservices to AWS at Gilt: Introducing ION-Roller

    by Natalia Bartol, Gary Coady, Adrian Trenaman on  May 08, 2015 11

    Over a period of seven years, has grown from an e-commerce start-up running a monolithic Ruby on Rails application to $1B luxury goods company operating a cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. This article introduces Gilt's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, and explains the history and motivations that lead to the creation of this tool.

  • Scala in Large Scale Systems

    by Dave Hrycyszyn on  Feb 03, 2015 2

    This is the first installment in a series about using Scala for large-scale data stores and analytics. Dave Hrycyszyn speaks to Andrew Jayne, senior software engineer at McLaren Applied Technologies, about the experience of building a custom high-performance data store in Scala.

Functional Programming in Scala Review and Q&A with the Authors

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 08, 2014

Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason's Functional Programming in Scala "is not a book about Scala," say the authors, rather it is a principled introduction to functional programming that relies on Scala.

Scala 2.12 Will Only Support Java 8

Posted 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

Posted 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.

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

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

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

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

Benchmarking JVM Concurrency Options for Java, Scala and Akka

Posted by Michael Slinn on  Apr 26, 2012

Michael Slinn examines how to benchmark JVM concurrency options for JVM-based langauges including Java and Scala. 2

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