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  • Virtual Panel on Reactive Programming

    by Mirko Stocker on  May 26, 2014 1

    Reactive programming is a very hot topic: InfoQ asked three proponents of reactive programming how their libraries and frameworks achieve reactiveness and what this means for the developer. The participants are Viktor Klang (Akka), Timothy Baldridge (Core.Async), and Jafar Husain (RxJava).

  • How Functional is Java 8?

    by Ben Evans on  May 12, 2014 3

    It's been said that Java 8 is bringing Functional Programming to Java. In this article Ben Evans discusses what it means to be functional. By looking at the evolution of Java - particularly its type system, we can see how the new features of Java 8, especially lambda expressions, change the landscape, and provide some key benefits of the functional programming style.

  • ActiveJPA – Active Record Pattern for JPA

    by Ganesh Subramanian on  Jan 22, 2014 7

    ActiveJPA is a Java implementation of Martin Fowler’s Active Record pattern that wraps around JPA and provides useful abstractions to simplify data access. With ActiveJPA, models themselves act as a DAO and interact with the database without requiring additional code for the DAL. In this article the primary committer discusses ActiveJPA and provides plenty of usage examples.

Book Review and Interview: Real World OCaml

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Jan 08, 2014

The new book Real World OCaml provides a deep dive into the OCaml programming language. InfoQ caught up with the authors to hear about real world Ocaml users, its unique features, and much more.

From Groovy to Java 8

Posted by Dan Woods on  Jul 11, 2013

This article will focus on the commonalities between Groovy and Java 8, and will demonstrate how familiar Groovy concepts translate to Java 8. 5

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

Project Lambda from the Inside. An Interview with Brian Goetz

Posted by Victor Grazi on  May 27, 2013

JSR-335: Project Lambda has been called the "defining" project in Java 8. InfoQ spoke to Oracle's Brian Goetz, JSR 335 spec lead about his observations on Project Lambda from the inside. 6

There is a Cowboy in my Domain! - Implementing Domain Driven Design Review and Interview

Posted by Harry Brumleve on  May 14, 2013

Implementing Domain Driven Design, has brought clarity to an important but little understood area of software design. As a measure of Software Design literature, Vaughn's work is educational and fun.

Fn.py: Enjoy Functional Programming in Python

Posted by Alexey Kachayev on  Feb 25, 2013

Despite the fact that Python is not a pure-functional programming language, it's multi-paradigm and it gives you enough freedom to take advantage of the functional programming approach.

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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