• A Few Good Rules

    by Peter Neumark on  Jul 25, 2014

    Peter Neumark from Prezi talks about the importance of deciding what development standards to adopt and to detect when they're past their expiry date. Using Netflix and Prezi as examples, Peter illustrates with technical examples when to stick to standards and when to move on to better solutions.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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

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 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

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. 23

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. 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

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