Sadek Drobi explains the benefits of functional programming for the web. Also: improving CMS by separating content from representation and how prismic.io implements ideas from functional DBs and Git.
Sven Efftinge talks with Alex Blewitt at EclipseCon 2013 in Boston about Xtend, a Java-compatible language which, and Xtext, a general DSL and IDE editor framework. Read on to find out more.
Ben Christensen explains how Netflix manages to stay online even with millions of users, the Hystrix fault tolerance library, how Netflix discovered reactive programming and why it ported Rx to Java.
Sadek talks about the origins of Playframework, motivations behind 2.0 rewrite and Scala integration. He explains how important is it to have appropriate architecture and programming model while dealing with Realtime. He then reveals some features of the newly released 2.1 version.
Stuart Williams explains vert.x: basic idea and architecture, how it uses Java's NIO and async APIs, how it allows using various JVM languages (Groovy, JRuby, Scala, etc), the EventBus and much more.
Bob Lee explains the popularity of Java, future language features like Lambdas, DI with Guice vs. the Dagger framework, the role of Java vs. Ruby at Square, hiring at Square, security and much more.
Debasish Ghosh talks about the advantages of functional programming and how its abstractions help to reason about code, Monads, DSLs, NoSQL and MongoDB, and much more.
Ken Little talks about scaling Tumblr to keep up with their blogging users: scaling the data model, sharding, their PHP frontend and the Scala backend, and much more.
Phil Trelford discusses how to design large scale applications with functional concepts, the state of the F# community and much more.
Rúnar Bjarnason talks about the ideas behind and features in the popular scalaz library, programming concepts like (bi-directional) lenses, Scala Macros, and much more.
Miles Sabin explains dependent typing in Scala, the Shapeless project that demonstrates these concepts, static typing improvements in Scala and Scala Macros.