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Buy a Feature: An Adventure in Immutability and Actor
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by David Pollack on Aug 21, 2009 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 7-11, 2016. Join us!

This presentation discusses the functional programing paradigms used to build Buy a Feature , (a multi-user, web-based, real-time, serious game) including Actors, event streams,and immutable data structures. Both Scala and the lift web framework are briefly covered. Also covered: application defects, adding new features, and using functional paradigms for a real-world web application.


David Pollak has been writing commercial software since 1977. He wrote the first real-time spreadsheet and the world's highest performance spreadsheet engine. Since 1996, David has been using and devising web development tools. David has also developed numerous commercial projects in Ruby on Rails. In 2007, he founded the Lift Web Framework.

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