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  • Node.js in Action: Interview and Book Excerpt

    by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 11, 2011 1

    Node.js in Action by Mike Cantelon and TJ Holowaychuk, is a book that tries to introduce the platform to web developers coming to Node from established technologies such as Ruby on Rails and PHP. Node.js is an elegant, server-side, JavaScript development environment suitable for scalable, high-performance web applications. Node supports a minimalist server-side JavaScript interface.

  • David Pollak and Dick Wall Discuss Barriers to Scala Adoption

    by Rick Hightower on  Oct 04, 2011 21

    David Pollak, famous Scala advocate, blog posted, "Yes, Virginia, Scala is hard", causing a brouhaha. Scala use is increasing, yet the post claims that Scala tries to do too much, has poor IDE support, and more. InfoQ catches up with David Pollak and Dick Wall to comment on the complaints in the post, as well as the future of Scala. David has things to say about Groovy, Ceylon and Lambdas too.

  • F# mobile development with WebSharper

    by Adam Granicz on  Sep 20, 2011 1

    Functional programming languages can lead to novel ways of thinking about application development. There is just something about using a different paradigm that puts engineering problems into a new context. In such a spirit, Adam Granicz shows how F# and WebSharper can be used to tame mobile development.

Scala.Net and Scala with Martin Odersky

Posted by Michael Stal on  Aug 17, 2011

We talked with Martin Odersky, Chairman, Chief Architect and co-founder of Typesafe, about Scala.Net, the version of Scala that support .Net as well as about Scala in general.

An Introduction to Scala for Java Developers

Posted by Thomas Alexandre on  Aug 16, 2011

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. 5

Twitter Shifting More Code to JVM, Citing Performance and Encapsulation As Primary Drivers

Posted by Charles Humble on  Jul 04, 2011

While still a major user of Ruby and Rails, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to Java and Scala. InfoQ spoke to Twitter engineer Evan Weaver to find out more. 14

Guardian.co.uk Switching from Java to Scala

Posted by Charles Humble on  Apr 04, 2011

Citing a need to be able to respond faster to events, and disappointment in both feature set and timeframe for Java 7, the guardian.co.uk team is using Scala rather than Java for new projects. 12

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

Clojure and Rails - the Secret Sauce Behind FlightCaster

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Aug 20, 2009

FlightCaster, a flight delay prediction site, uses Clojure and Hadoop for the statistical analysis, with a Rails/Heroku frontend. We talked to Bradford Cross about Clojure and functional programming. 1

Domain Specific Languages in Erlang

Posted by Dennis Byrne on  Jun 20, 2008

Erlang is well known for it's concurrency model and fairly well known for robustness. But what about other aspects? In this article, Dennis Byrne shows how to use Erlang for creating internal DSLs. 3

RESTful Services with Erlang and Yaws

Posted by Steve Vinoski on  Mar 31, 2008

In this article, Steve Vinoski explains how to build RESTful Web services using the Erlang programming language and the Yaws web server. 4

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