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  • Fn.py: Enjoy Functional Programming in Python

    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 credits from functional programming approach. Library fn.py was created in order to assist Python developers in using a functional programming style.

  • Introduction to Interface-Driven Development Using Swagger and Scalatra

    by Dave Hrycyszyn on  Nov 06, 2012 2

    Since it began life a little over three years ago, the Scalatra web micro-framework has evolved into a lightweight but full-featured MVC framework with a lively community behind it. Scalatra started out as a port of Ruby's Sinatra to the Scala language. Since then the two systems have evolved independently, with Scalatra gaining capabilities such as an Atmosphere integration and Akka support.

  • Java 8 vs Scala: a Feature Comparison

    by Urs Peter and Sander van den Berg on  Jun 29, 2012 27

    This article explores 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 aka traits. Besides this, we will provide insights into the new paradigms integrated in Java 8, such as functional programming.

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

Scala or Java? Exploring myths and facts

Posted by Julio Faerman on  Mar 29, 2012

Scala is better than Java? The complexity is excessive or necessary? Understand the discussion about the language and Its environment. 22

Martin Odersky on Typesafe Stack and the Future of Scala

Posted by Michael Floyd on  Mar 12, 2012

In this Q&A Martin Odersky draws the comparisons between F# and Scala, discusses the future of Scala, and addresses once and for all the question of breaking binary compatibility. 2

Node.js in Action: Interview and Book Excerpt

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 11, 2011

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. 1

David Pollak and Dick Wall Discuss Barriers to Scala Adoption

Posted by Rick Hightower on  Oct 04, 2011

InfoQ catches up with David Pollak and Dick Wall to comment on brouhaha stirring "Yes, Virginia, Scala is hard" post, as well as the future of Scala (opinions on Groovy, Ceylon, Java Lambda, and more) 21

F# mobile development with WebSharper

Posted by Adam Granicz on  Sep 20, 2011

Adam Granicz shows how the functional programming language F#, along with WebSharper, can be used to tame mobile development. 1

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

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