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Go Reactive with Java 8

We are very excited about the release of Java 8!  The new Lambda syntax makes it much easier for Java developers to go Reactive. The foundation of Reactive is Event-Driven. To be Event Driven you need an easy way to create and spawn up small independent tasks in an asynchronous fashion. Lambdas gives us exactly this, avoiding the usual anonymous inner classes that make code hard to comprehend. Combining Lambdas with Akka and Play Framework create a concise and cohesive programming model for Reactive applications on the JVM.

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Introducing Typesafe Shop!

We launched a store, featuring sweet new designs for Scala, Akka, Play Framework and Activator!  Order swag for meetups, buy gifts for team members, or just show off your Reactive style by wearing a customized shirt or hoodie. We’ll be adding more items periodically, so check back in for new gear. 

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Huffington Post Case Study: Building a Solid Platform with Typesafe

We're excited to share a new case study that chronicles how the Huffington Post, a leading online news source, built a new integrated platform to propel them through the next stage of their skyrocketing growth with the Typesafe Reactive Platform. Adam Denenberg, Huffington Post’s VP of Engineering, wanted to prepare for the next wave of users who create thousands of hours of video, billions of Likes, and millions of tweets each day. 

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Coursera Case Study: Accessible Online Education with Typesafe

A big thanks to the folks at Coursera for telling their success story in our newest case study, "Making online education accessible with Typesafe." Coursera's popular online education service delivers high quality classes directly to users desktops, and turned the company into an overnight success. Delivering any service in a scalable, seamless manner however, is hard to do without the right tools. Coursera decided to utilize the Typesafe Reactive Platform to handle the massive scale and concurrency issues they faced. 

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All About Play Framework at the First Ping Conference

@huntchr
February 10, 2014
PlayFramework

A few weeks ago I attended the inaugural PingConf, a 2-day by-the-community and for-the-community conference about the Play Framework. The conference, held at the Budapest Music Center, was beautifully orchestrated and it was such an honor to represent Typesafe at the event. It was overwhelming to see so much enthusiasm from the Play community, I was truly blown away by the quality of talks (which you can watch online if you missed them) and passion for the technology by attendees.

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Webinar: Monitoring your Play Apps with New Relic!

A huge thanks to New Relic for participating in our most recent webinar, Monitoring your Play Apps with New Relic! . We asked Tyler Benson, Software Engineer at New Relic, to join us for this presentation since, more and more frequently, our technology is being used to build mission-critical applications and many users turn to New Relic, a powerful application performance monitoring tool, to monitor these apps. 

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Introducing Online Training: Play Framework with Java

As part of our continued effort to help folks build Reactive applications with Play Framework, Scala and Akka, the Typesafe training team is very excited to announce our new online training class! Online training will feature in-depth course plans, divided into a couple short lessons that take approximately 6-8 hours to complete. This allows you to learn at your own pace and replay any lessons at your own leisure.

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Typesafe Helps Improve Development Velocity at Janrain

Hot off the presses, our newest case study with the team at JanrainThomas Lockney, software engineer at Janrain, talks about how the Typesafe Reactive Platform helps scale Janrain's User Management Platform. The study outlines how Janrain selected Scala for two standard “stacks” that Thomas' team utilizes: Akka with Spray for Web Services, and Play Web Framework for user interface development. 

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Everyone Wants to Play!

@_JamesWard
December 4, 2013
PlayFramework

Play Framework has grown in leaps and bounds in 2013!  Not only has Play seen wide adoption in internet and social companies like LinkedIn, Klout, Gilt Groupe and Gawker Media, but recently more and more traditional enterprise shops are turning to the framework for its focus on developer productivity, reactive & modern web apps, and its usability with Scala and Java.

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Auvik Networks simplifies computer networking

October 3, 2013
Scala
Akka
PlayFramework
CaseStudy

Our newest case study outlines how Auvik Networks is using the Typesafe Platform to build a radically simple, cloud-managed network automation platform to alleviate pains of computer networking. In the network world, managing an enterprise network can be complex and full of headaches and there are lots of technologies at play – VLAN’s, routes, dynamic routes, ACL’s, etc. Expecting an IT professional to develop a massively distributed system that encompasses hundreds of different nodes with numerous criteria to write all the business logic is an extremely challenging proposition.

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Play Framework Grid Deployment with Mesos

September 18, 2013
PlayFramework

Play Framework is now being deployed across large grids and it’s working great, but these large deployments add to the complexity of delivering updates.  To reduce that complexity, we worked with Mesosphere to describe how to use Mesos for deploying Play apps across a grid.  First a little background..

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Gawker Turns to Typesafe for Extreme Scale

September 18, 2013
CaseStudy
Scala
Akka
PlayFramework

After Gawker Media made the move to consolidate a previously fragmented infrastructure under a JVM based umbrella, they selected the Typesafe Platform as a natural choice to help manage their extreme scalability requirements. Gawker experiences over 80 million unique page visitors monthly, produces eight original brands with a collective audience of tens of millions of US readers, and has a development team split between the US and Europe- needless to say scale and a robust platform are necessities to help manage growth!

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Typesafe Platform Powers UK Broadcast Powerhouse

September 17, 2013
CaseStudy
Scala
Akka
PlayFramework

A UK broadcaster required an innovative solution to their increasing business intelligence problem, so they turned to Valtech, a Global Digital Media Agency, to turn their product vision into reality. Always looking for the most suitable and efficient tool for the job, Valtech selected the Typesafe Platform; the combination of a Rapid Application Development web framework, scalability,and interoperability with the Java ecosystem made it a compelling offering. 

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47 Degrees Adopts the Typesafe Platform

August 28, 2013
CaseStudy
Scala
Akka
PlayFramework

47 Degrees is a software development and creative agency focused on the development of native mobile apps and highly scalable back-ends and API’s. In order to meet the unpredictable scaling requirements of their diverse client base, the company decided to switch from Java back-ends based on Spring, to Scala and the Typesfe Platform. The initial choice to adopt Scala was simle for 47 Degrees- being a Java shop, the team knew Scala could allow them to leverage and reuse many of their existing Java libraries and make a gradual migration of their current code bases while boosting developer productivity.

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Tapad Turns to the Typesafe Platform

August 21, 2013
CaseStudy
Scala
Akka
PlayFramework

In an effort to deliver a robust system that would enable marketers and advertisers to consistently reach consumers across multiple devices, Tapad selected the Typesafe Platform to accomplish this monumental task. Tapad has proven to be a leader in cross-screen advertising technology, adddressing the new and ever-evolving reality of media consumption on smartphones, tablets and home computers.

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Cake Solutions Embraces Typesafe Platform

Cake Solutions, an enterprise software solutions provider that architects and implements modern software for organizations, is on the Scala track! Cake aims to be well ahead of the technology curve by constantly evaluating the marketplace for products worthy of inclusion in their portfolio. This method offers Cake Solutions’ clients the very latest technology and equips their businesses with a technical competitive edge. The Typesafe Platform is a perfect example of a modern tool that Cake Solutions implements and uses to offer clients these advantages.


 

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Production Monitoring for Play Framework with New Relic

July 11, 2013
PlayFramework
Partner

Knowing in real-time how your web applications are performing and what the bottlenecks are is crucial. New Relic is a cloud service that does just that by instrumenting applications and feeding analytics to its rich visualization dashboard. Typesafe is very excited that New Relic has added support for Play Framework 2.x for Java and Scala apps!

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The Guardian Transforms Journalism with Typesafe

We all know the newspaper industry has been in a steady transition from print to digital since the web transformed the way readers consume and journalists share news. The Guardian is a UK-based newspaper that has been at the forefront of this transformation, changing from a print-based organization to one that is digital-first in philosophy and practice. Implementing this new strategy has involved a series of bold changes not only to the way they do things, but with the tools and software they used to accomplish these tasks.

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Guest Post: One-click, Native Play 2 Deployment on CloudBees

October 2, 2012
PlayFramework

Since version 1, the Play framework has won fans at CloudBees. Our group of secret Scala admirers enjoyed the rise of Scala support in Play, then delighted in the use of Scala to implement Play version 2. Even the Scala haters had to admit that it was pretty cool. Most of all, the Play framework has made Java web development fun again (again? If we are honest, it was never that fun to start with!).

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