Kevin Scaldeferri reports on using Scala for an SBT plug-in, for unit and functional testing, type-safe shared configuration using Zookeeper, and live inventory with WebSocket and Akka Actors.
Paul Snively outlines the benefits of programming with multi-paradigm languages such as Scala, C++ or OCaml.
Marc Frons discusses the New York Times’ digital subscription model. Rajiv Pant shares their experiences transitioning to continuous delivery, and using NodeJS, Scala, cloud and big data.
Josh Suereth designs a distributed search service with Akka using Actors, covering: message passing, designing topologies, handling failure, service overload detection and tracking user sessions.
Sprints, Scala, Scale & Serendipity: Blue Sky Thinking and Washing the Pots on the Road to Success at a Technology Startup
Ian Brookes and Rob Strange recount the journey and relationship of a Tech start-up and its software development partner, with the milestones and millstones along the way.
Tom Switzer and Erik Osheim introduce Spire, a library for generic numeric programming in Scala, explaining some of its main features and the design decisions behind them.
Sébastien Doeraene introduces Ozma – Scala extension providing declarative concurrency – with code samples, and explores what it takes to port it to JVM.
Arjen Poutsma discusses programming in Scala with SpringSource: Configuring a Scala bean, Scala collections, Using Spring templates and transactions in Scala, and details the Spring Scala project.
Noel Weichbrodt summarizes the retrospectives his team has had for the last 18 months regarding using DSLs written in Scala and Lift for a GIS application.
Nikita Ivanov shows adding real-time capabilities to Hadoop through a demo application streaming word counting on a 2-nodes cluster.
Nilanjan Raychaudhuri presents some of the asynchronous techniques (Comet, HTTP Streaming, WebSockets, Server events) and frameworks (Asyn servlets, vert.x, Play) for building large web applications.
Jamie Allen explains some of the terminology encountered by Scala developers and not only: OO features, pattern matching, functional programming, actors, futures, tuples, implicits, type theory, etc.