March 2015

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January 27, 2015

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ReadWrite: The Big-Data Tool Spark May Be Hotter Than Hadoop, But It Still Has Issues

Hadoop is hot. But its kissing cousin Spark is even hotter.

Indeed, Spark is hot like Apache Hadoop was half a decade ago. Spawned at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab, Spark is a fast data processing engine that works in the Hadoop ecosystem, replacing MapReduce. It is designed to perform both batch processing (similar to MapReduce) and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and iterative algorithms, like those commonly found in machine learning and graph processing.

December 2014

December 08, 2014

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InfoQ: Typesafe survey: Java 8 Adoption Strong, Users Anxious for Java 9

"Typesafe recently released a report based on their survey findings of over 3000 Java developers, focusing on the adoption of Java 8 as well as upcoming developer technology trends. From the survey results, the Java 8 adoption rate overall looks strong, particularly since version 8 had been available for only six months when the survey was taken back in September 2014. This is significant as Oracle’s Java 7 support will potentially end as early as April 2015."

December 03, 2014

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DZone: Apache Spark Survey from Typesafe

Typesafe released a new survey today on Apache Spark, a "fast and general engine for large-scale data processing." After finding surprising results about Apache Spark from their Java 8 survey released in September, they have decided to more closely look at trends surrounding the Spark engine. 

November 2014

October 2014

October 20, 2014

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DZone: Java 8 Survey: The Results Are In

Typesafe ran a survey of Java developers in February, along with a follow-up in September - you might have seen that one on DZone- and together they present an interesting look at the uptake of Java 8 and other industry trends.

September 2014

August 2014

August 19, 2014

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What is Reactive Programming?

Kevin Webber covers the fundamentals of Reactive Programming in his new Medium blog:

... To understand Reactive?—?both the programming paradigm and the motivation behind it?—?it helps to understand the challenges that are faced by developers and companies today compared to the challenges faced only a decade ago.

August 14, 2014

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Typesafe Makes It Easy for Enterprise Customers to Add Production Monitoring of Reactive Applications Through Partners AppDynamics and New Relic

Typesafe Activator Gives JVM Application Developers the Power of Purchasing Market Leading APM Tools, on the Fly

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Aug 14, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced that Typesafe Activator now offers enhanced functionality that provides enterprise application developers with instant access to the power of real-time application performance monitoring (APM) tools from market leaders AppDynamics and New Relic.

August 13, 2014

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Typesafe Recognized in Three Gartner Hype Cycle Reports

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--( Aug 13, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive Platform, today announced that it has been included as a sample vendor in three of Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle reports, including "Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2014 [1]," "Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2014 [2]," and "Hype Cycle for In-Memory Computing, 2014 [3]." Akka -- part of the Typesafe Reactive Framework -- was also mentioned in a fourth Gartner report, "Hype Cycle for Web Computing, 2014 [4]."

July 2014

July 31, 2014

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Atos and Typesafe Sign Global Partnership Agreement to Serve European Demand for Reactive Applications

Companies Ink Go-to-Market Agreement After Successful Production Engagements at Top Global Brands

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and PARIS, FRANCE--(Jul 31, 2014) -  Atos, an international information technology services company, and Typesafe, the San Francisco-based provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind the Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced a strategic partnership that will align sales, marketing and delivery strategy between the two companies. Atos -- one of Europe's largest systems integrators, with more than 84,000 employees -- will be named a Strategic Global System Integrator for large-scale applications built on the Typesafe platform. Through its partnership with one of Europe's largest and most respected systems integrators, Typesafe will increase its global reach.

July 29, 2014

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infoQ: Scala 2.12 Will Only Support Java 8

"As announced in the recent Scala roadmap (, the Scala language will only run on Java 8 and later from Scala version 2.12 and onwards. InfoQ caught up with Adriaan Moors (Scala tech lead at Typesafe) and Jason Zaugg (Typesafe engineer) to hear more about this change and how Scala will be making use of Java 8's lambdas implementation."

July 23, 2014

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Scala Named a "Top 10 Technology for Modern Developers"

RebelLabs Study Based on Developer Feedback and Market Data Affirms Popularity of Scala as Powerful Language for the JVM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--( July 23, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced that Scala has been selected as one of the "10 Kick-Ass Technologies Modern Developers Love" in an independent study conducted by RebelLabs, the research and content think tank of ZeroTurnaround.

July 03, 2014

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Virtual Panel on Reactive Programming

Reactive programming is a very hot topic: libraries for building reactive systems are mushrooming on many platforms and languages. Initiatives like the Reactive Manifesto are promoting the idea, and with Reactive Streams there are even efforts to provide interoperability between reactive libraries. What does it mean to be reactive? InfoQ brought together three proponents of reactive programming in a virtual panel to find out and learn more about the individual projects.

June 2014

May 2014

May 07, 2014

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Typesafe's "Reactive Programming" Platform Grows in Popularity as Retail Giants Gilt, Tomax and Walmart Face Huge Web Traffic

Demand Surges for Play and Akka Across e-Commerce, POS and In-Store Use Cases to Meet Extreme Web Traffic Volatility and Scale

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced additional traction in the retail industry with customers Gilt, Tomax and Walmart.

May 06, 2014

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InfoQ: Scala 2.11,The Latest Major Scala Release

"Typesafe has recently announced the release of Scala 2.11 under the standard 3-clause BSD license. This is a major release which includes improvements in scalac, the REPL, packaging/modularization, macros, the Collections library, and various bug fixes. Scala 2.11 targets Java 6, with only limited, experimental support for Java 8. Scala 2.11 is not binary compatible with the 2.10 series, but code that compiles on 2.10 without deprecation warnings should compile on 2.11."


April 2014

April 17, 2014

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ReadWrite: Real-Time Data Streaming Gets Standardized

Data is increasingly streamed, and now there's a standards body to coordinate this kind reactive streaming. Read Matt Asay's interview with Typesafe's Viktor Klang, Chief Architect at Typesafe and one of the lead organizers of, about the latest initiative to handle asynchronous stream processing with non-blocking back pressure on the JVM.

April 05, 2014

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Computer World: Seven cool functional concepts

Functional programming has attracted a lot of interest, but also a lot of confusion. Typesafe's Viktor Klang explains seven key concepts in the field.

April 04, 2014

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Transitioning to Scala

Gain advice from a developer who helped rebuild with Scala and Play. 

March 2014

March 31, 2014

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Typesafe Launches Reactive Bird, Welcomes Dong Nguyen as VP of Game Innovation

Reactive software company puts new spin on Flappy Bird, shifts focus to mobile gaming

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(April 1, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive Platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced Dong Nguyen as VP of Game Innovation. Nguyen brings with him more than 5 years of industry experience building useless and free-to-play mobile games, and has an extensive history of mysteriously disappearing while profiting from frustratingly addictive time suckers.

March 17, 2014

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Solid interest for Java 8

There is a real pent-up interest in the new version of Java, which is released tomorrow. Over half of all developers intend to upgrade within a year, according to a new survey. It's a sensationally quick upgrade pace, sp we've interviewed Chief Architect at Typesafe, Viktor Klang to learn more.

March 14, 2014

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The Trading Mesh: Reactive Manifesto in Financial Markets – Trend or Fad?

In this article, Mike O’Hara, in conversation with Jonas Bonér, Greg Young, Martin Thompson and Jan Machá?ek – investigates the core principles behind the recently published The Reactive Manifesto, and its relevance to system design in today’s Financial Markets.

March 03, 2014

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JAXenter: the Reactive future on the JVM is very bright

Since it went live last summer, thousands of people have signed up to adhere to the standards of the Reactive Manifesto - a blueprint for writing Reactive Applications. In this interview, Typesafe co-founder and CTO Jonas Bonér  shares why the Manifesto is so important for addressing contemporary development issues, and just how ready the Java ecosystem is for a Reactive future.

February 2014

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December 2013

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October 2013

October 16, 2013

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Typesafe Reactive Platform Acquires New High-Performance HTTP Foundation Will Provide a Solid and Supported Base for Web Applications and RESTful Services, Increasing Flexibility and Library Options for Typesafe Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) - Typesafe, provider of the world's first Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka and Scala, today announced the acquisition of to provide deeper support for the Spray toolkit. Spray, which is built on Akka and Scala, is one of the best performing REST/HTTP libraries in the Java ecosystem and is quickly becoming the de facto standard for writing REST services in Scala. Today's announcement enhances Typesafe's current offering and reinforces the company's commitment of providing developers and customers with the most robust platform for building Reactive applications with Java and Scala.

October 02, 2013

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InfoWorld: Fear multicore apps? Reactive programming to the rescue

InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill met with Typesafe Senior Software Engineer Josh Suereth at the recent JavaOne technical conference in San Francisco to talk about reactive programming. Suereth also commented on the importance of Lambdas in the upcoming Java Standard Edition 8 release.

September 2013

September 23, 2013

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Typesafe Drives Reactive Application Development With Typesafe Activator 1.0

The Company Behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala Improves Developer Productivity With Release of New Tool for Building Reactive Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Sep 23, 2013) - Typesafe, provider of the world's first Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced the general availability of Typesafe Activator 1.0, a browser-based tool that helps developers get started building Reactive applications with reusable templates and in-context tutorials. The 1.0 release of Typesafe Activator features integration with the Typesafe Console and 28 production-ready templates, including Play Framework with MongoDB for Reactive NoSQL persistence, Akka and Spray for Actor-based REST servers, Scala and Hadoop for scalable Big Data, and many others.

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December 2012

December 26, 2012

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Akka 2.1.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the availability of Akka 2.1.0 ‘Mingus.’ This is the next step of Akka’s evolution, following the major transformation that was 2.0—you are invited to look back at the announcement from March 6, 2012. The 2.0 release laid the groundwork, with a completely message-based internal structure that enables your actor-based services to interact regardless of where they are hosted. As a result, you can scale up and out by configuration at deployment time. Today’s release adds cluster support, forming a powerful substrate on which elastic cloud-based applications are built.

December 17, 2012

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Rod Johnson Talks Scala in TechCast #75

Typesafe is very proud to have Rod Johnson on our board of directors but what really gets us excited is when he talks about his use of Scala.

November 2012

November 16, 2012

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Akka 2.0.4 Released

We have released an update to the Akka middleware, which fixes several bugs and is binary compatible with previous releases in the 2.0.x series. The most notable changes are:

November 12, 2012

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Akka 2.1 Feature Spotlights

The first release candidate of Akka 2.1 was released last week! Now is a great time to take it for a spin and give feedback before 2.1.0 goes final!

October 2012

October 30, 2012

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New Scala Worksheet Release

We are excited to announce the Scala Worksheet V0.1.2 for the Scala IDE V2.1-M2.

September 2012

August 2012

June 2012

April 2012

March 2012

March 13, 2012

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Blog: Typesafe Stack 2.0

Introducing Typesafe Stack 2.0 (with Play 2.0 and Akka 2.0), and the Typesafe Console.

March 06, 2012

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Blog: Introducing Akka 2.0

Typesafe has announced the general availability of the Akka 2.0 open source project.

February 2012

February 22, 2012

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Typesafe Launches Thought Leadership Video Series

Today we are launching the Typesafe Thought Leadership Video Series, a collection of videos showcasing forward-looking opinions from our staff, partners and customers. 

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

October 03, 2011

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Scala Launches on Heroku

Heroku and Typesafe Partner to Bring Scala to the Heroku Platform

September 2011

September 29, 2011

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Scala Days 2011 Videos Online

Videos of over 60 sessions from the Scala Days 2011 annual conference are now available online.

June 2011

May 2011

May 12, 2011

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Blog: Introducing Typesafe

Typesafe is a company that takes Scala and Akka to the next stage. In this blog post, Martin Odersky explains why we founded the company and what role we see for it in the world of open source and enterprise software.

May 12, 2011

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Typesafe Launches

Scala Creator Launches Typesafe to Commercialize Modern Application Platform for Multicore and Cloud Computing