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Scala, ECS, and Docker: Delayed Execution @Coursera

Posted by Brennan Saeta  on  Jun 05, 2016

Brennan Saeta talks about aspects of Coursera’s architecture that enable them to rapidly build sophisticated features for their learning platform, the use of containers and security-related issues.


Compositional I/O Stream in Scala

Posted by Runar Bjarnason  on  May 17, 2016

Runar Bjarnason presents how to get started with the Scalaz-Stream library, shows some examples, and how we can combine functional streams into large distributed systems.


Types Working for You, Not against You

Posted by Richard Dallaway  on  May 15, 2016

Richard Dallaway shows an example of what Scala looks like when using pattern matching over classes, how to encode an idea into types and use advanced features of Scala without complicating the code.


Becoming an Advanced Groovy Developer

Posted by Tom Henricksen  on  Dec 12, 2015

Tom Henricksen covers Design Patterns in Groovy, compilation configuration, mixing Java and Groovy, and calling other languages from Groovy. He shows how to call Scala and Clojure from Groovy.


Concurrency Options on the JVM

Posted by Jessica Kerr  on  Oct 17, 2015 2

Jessica Kerr covers some of the concurrency tools existing in JVM languages including ExecutorService, Futures, Akka actors, and core.async coroutines, providing advice on writing deadlock-free code.


Typesafe Scala, Typelevel Scala – What’s Going On, Anyway?

Posted by Jamie Allen, Erik Osheim, Brendan McAdams, Michael Pilquist, Brian Clapper  on  Jul 12, 2015

The panelists discuss the Scala compiler fork ( Is this a positive and natural outgrowth of a growing language or will this development cause irreparable rifts in the Scala community?


Scala in the Enterprise

Posted by Peter Pilgrim  on  May 24, 2015

Peter Pilgrim presents the experience of adopting Scala in the digital enterprise. He provides technical and development advice to agile teams new to implementing Scala.


Building Event-Driven Microservices with Scala, Functional Domain Models and Spring Boot

Posted by Chris Richardson  on  May 12, 2015 1

Chris Richardson discusses an event-driven microservice architecture, it’s benefits and drawbacks and how Spring Boot can help, implementing business logic using domain models written in Scala.


A Taste of Random Decision Forests on Apache Spark

Posted by Sean Owen  on  Apr 28, 2015

Sean Owen introduces Spark, Scala and random decision forests, and demonstrates the process of analyzing a real-world data set with them.


Comparing Elasticity of Reactive Frameworks

Posted by James Ward  on  Feb 16, 2015 3

Elasticity is a key component in reactive systems and James Ward navigates the different characteristics of different implementations of this concept: Akka, Scala, RxJava, and more.


Phosphor: Illuminating Dynamic Data Flow in Commodity JVMs

Posted by Jonathan Bell, Gail Kaiser  on  Feb 11, 2015

Jonathan Bell & Gail Kaiser introduce Phosphor, a dynamic taint tracking system for the JVM, describing the approach used to achieve portable taint tracking.


Functional Systems @ Twitter

Posted by Marius Eriksen  on  Jan 09, 2015

Marius Eriksen explains Twitter's experiences with functional programming (with Scala) @ Twitter: where functional techniques worked and where not. Also: how the Scala language has scaled with Twitter

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