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Five Techniques to Improve How You Debug Servers

Posted by Tal Weiss  on  Jul 18, 2015

Tal Weiss explores five crucial Java techniques for distributed debugging and some of the pitfalls that make bug resolution much harder, and can even lead to downtime.

01:00:36

Typesafe Scala, Typelevel Scala – What’s Going On, Anyway?

Posted by Jamie Allen, Erik Osheim, Brendan McAdams, Michael Pilquist, Brian Clapper  on  Jul 12, 2015

The panelists discuss the Scala compiler fork (typelevel.org): Is this a positive and natural outgrowth of a growing language or will this development cause irreparable rifts in the Scala community?

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Scala in the Enterprise

Posted by Peter Pilgrim  on  May 24, 2015

Peter Pilgrim presents the experience of adopting Scala in the digital enterprise. He provides technical and development advice to agile teams new to implementing Scala.

55:23

Building Event-Driven Microservices with Scala, Functional Domain Models and Spring Boot

Posted by Chris Richardson  on  May 12, 2015

Chris Richardson discusses an event-driven microservice architecture, it’s benefits and drawbacks and how Spring Boot can help, implementing business logic using domain models written in Scala.

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A Taste of Random Decision Forests on Apache Spark

Posted by Sean Owen  on  Apr 28, 2015

Sean Owen introduces Spark, Scala and random decision forests, and demonstrates the process of analyzing a real-world data set with them.

50:57

Comparing Elasticity of Reactive Frameworks

Posted by James Ward  on  Feb 16, 2015 3

Elasticity is a key component in reactive systems and James Ward navigates the different characteristics of different implementations of this concept: Akka, Scala, RxJava, and more.

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Phosphor: Illuminating Dynamic Data Flow in Commodity JVMs

Posted by Jonathan Bell, Gail Kaiser  on  Feb 11, 2015

Jonathan Bell & Gail Kaiser introduce Phosphor, a dynamic taint tracking system for the JVM, describing the approach used to achieve portable taint tracking.

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Functional Systems @ Twitter

Posted by Marius Eriksen  on  Jan 09, 2015

Marius Eriksen explains Twitter's experiences with functional programming (with Scala) @ Twitter: where functional techniques worked and where not. Also: how the Scala language has scaled with Twitter

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Why Spark Is the Next Top (Compute) Model

Posted by Dean Wampler  on  Dec 15, 2014

Dean Wampler argues that Spark/Scala is a better data processing engine than MapReduce/Java because tools inspired by mathematics, such as FP, are ideal tools for working with data.

01:02:52

Reactive APIs in Spray, Akka and Scala

Posted by Jan Machacek  on  Nov 23, 2014

Jan Machacek demos creating and using reactive APIs in Scala with Spray and Akka.

01:11:36

Refactoring in Java, Scala, and Clojure

Posted by Glen Peterson  on  Aug 02, 2014 2

Glen Peterson uses the Expression Problem to compare refactoring in Java, Scala and Clojure, showing how traits minimize changes in Scala when an interface changes and how Clojure avoids some issues.

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Parallel-lazy Performance: Java 8 vs Scala vs GS Collections

Posted by Craig Motlin  on  Jul 24, 2014

Sponsored by Goldman Sachs. Java 8 has Streams, Scala has parallel collections, and GS Collections has ParallelIterables. How well do they perform?

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