Citing a need to be able to respond faster to events, and disappointment in the feature set and timeframe for Java 7, the team behind guardian.co.uk is using Scala as an alternative to Java for their new projects. InfoQ spoke to Web Platform Development Team Lead Graham Tackley about their current stack, the reasons behind the move, and the experience of using Scala in large-scale development.
On September 29th LinkedIn Signal was announced, providing a social search application both for LinkedIn shares and tweets from LinkedIn-Twitter bounded accounts. This article aims to provide more insight into the motivation and technical challenges of combining Scala, JRuby and Voldemort, at such scale.
Based on a concrete example with Scala, Spring and JPA the article explains how to enhance Spring with Scala’s powerful concepts such as implicit conversions and traits. Moreover, it shows how the gap between a Java based framework and Scala can smoothly be bridged.
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
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
In this article, Steve Vinoski explains how to build RESTful Web services using the Erlang programming language and the Yaws web server. 4
Since Robert Pickering published Foundations of F# in May, the language has grown significantly. We asked him discuss what's new in F#.