Dean Wampler supports using Functional Programming and its core operations to process large amounts of data, explaining why Java’s dominance in Hadoop is harming Big Data’s progress.
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.
David Craelius tells the story of Klarna building an online payment system in Erlang and their approach to solving the nightmare of technical debt accumulated during a period of fast expansion.
Torben Hoffmann looks at the status of Erlang using the technology life cycle lenses of Geofrey More and in particular discuss if Erlang is before, in or after the Chasm.
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.
Adam C. Foltzer introduces Molog, a typed functional logic programming language written in Haskell.
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.
Steve Vinoski overviews Yaws with code samples to highlight some of its features. Steve also discusses internals of Yaws, and how powerful Erlang can be for web development and distributed systems.