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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.

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.

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

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