July 2, 2015 - April 3, 2015

What’s in a name? Typesafe public renaming update (week 6)

July 2, 2015

This naming update is kind of short because the work we are doing now needs to stay private for the next month or so.But, I thought it would be cool to share what we’ve been up to, in a general way. Currently, we are at the Generate Names stage of the process––which a lot of folks on Twitter got a head start on by sharing their suggestions and opinions publicly...


Modernizing Your Aging Architecture: What Every Enterprise Architect Needs To Know About Going Reactive

If you're an Enterprise Architect, the idea of architecture modernization is probably on your mind a lot; with the explosion of Reactive applications now entering the mainstream, understanding the implications of "Going Reactive" is a good thing to look into. After all, what do you do when you need to react quickly to competitive threats or new line of business demands, but your existing architecture is anything but nimble? In this conversational-style webinar with Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Michael Facemire, and Typesafe Enterprise Advocate, Kevin Webber, we go discuss some of the questions Architects are asking, such as...


Using Spark, Kafka, Cassandra and Akka on Mesos for Real-Time Personalization

The gambling industry has arguably been one of the most comprehensively affected by the internet revolution, and if an organization such as William Hill hadn't adapted successfully it would have disappeared. Watch Patrick Di Loreto, R&D Engineering lead for William Hill, deliver to nearly 1300 registrants what his company is doing to grow in a fast-paced industry where milliseconds can matter to users and real-time data analysis and reactions are the keys to competitive advantage. 


Reactive Streams 1.0.0 and Why You Should Care

In our most popular webinar to date with over 1500 registrants, Akka Team Lead and author Roland Kuhn presents the freshly released final specification for Reactive Streams 1.0.0 for the JVM. This work was done in collaboration with engineers representing Netflix, Red Hat, Pivotal, Oracle, Typesafe and others to define a standard for passing streams of data between threads in an asynchronous and non-blocking fashion. This is a common need in Reactive systems, in which the volume of streaming "live" data to process is not predetermined.


Play Framework 2.4 release visualized: 176 people making 1000 updates in 7 minutes

Today, I saw that Play Contributor Marcos Pereira, a self-described "Software Liar, Agile Drunker, Scrum Monster, Passionate Product Legendary, Curious Human Being, and Certified Unsatisfied Person" used Google Gource to create this fabulous 7-minute visualization (above) of the development of the latest Play 2.4 release, complete with a soundtrack by Funkwerk. Well, it really blew my socks off–and back on again.


Play Framework 2.4 Q/A with Community Contributor and Co-founder of Connectifier Ben McCann

Today we're excited to post a Play Framework story with Ben McCann, an active community contributor and co-founder of Connectifier, where Play retains a long-term, mission critical role at this leading big data and AI company. In this story, Ben discusses the recent Play 2.4 release and how the open source nature of Play Framework has benefitted Connectifier.


What’s in a name? Typesafe public renaming update (week 3)

It's been exciting times here at Typesafe.  In my four years here, we've grown as a company, and in a recent post by our President and CEO Mark Brewer, we announced that we've decided to change our company name to reflect our own internal changes. As a company dedicated to open source technologies, we thought it also made sense expose this journey to the community, and give regular updates during the process. But before I give you an update on the process, first I thought I'd describe why I joined Typesafe.


VirtusLab cooperates with Typesafe on release of Scala IDE 4.1.0

We've happy to promote that our friends at VirtusLab have become official contributors to the latest release of Scala IDE, version 4.1.0. In the original announcement, VirtusLab describes their efforts in helping the community and Typesafe make a first-class IDE for Scala development.

We will cooperate with Typesafe, Inc. on development of new releases with a great number of enhancements and features aimed at skyrocketing productivity of Scala developers. We are proud to be part of the team that has undertaken the great effort to build the IDE for Scala Community. Their work has had a great impact on popularity and adoption rate of the Scala language. 


What’s in a name?

My name is Mark Brewer and I’m the President and CEO of Typesafe. Today I have the privilege of sharing an exciting new project we are just beginning here at Typesafe: renaming the company.

Why now? In recent years, we’ve seen exponentially increasing interest in Typesafe technologies like Play, Akka, Slick and Apache Spark in production by developers and organizations programming in Java. While Scala continues to see such rapid adoption that it is now far bigger than Typesafe, we have recognized the demand for us to embrace more than the Scala ecosystem alone.


ConductR 1.0 released, now available for trial

This past March, we announced the upcoming release of a new Operations tool in a post named Welcome to the Typesafe family, ConductR! Since then, we've triple-checked everything and are now happy to announce the general availability of ConductR v1.0, which production users of Java or Scala and Typesafe Reactive Platform technologies–Play, Akka or Slick–are now able to experiment with in an interactive, managed evaluation. 


Going Reactive in Java with Typesafe Reactive Platform

Inspired by the introduction of functional features in Java 8, namely lambdas, it's even easier than before for Java developers to embrace tools designed for building distributed systems that deliver highly-responsive user experiences. Regardless of whether you code in Java or Scala, Typesafe Reactive Platform, including Play and Akka, provides a resilient and message-driven application stack that scales effortlessly on multicore and cloud computing architectures.


We're migrating our repos to Bintray and you shouldn't notice any changes

April 28, 2015

As a way to maintain transparency for our users, we wanted to announce that we will be migrating Typesafe software repositories ( and to a new delivery network Thursday, April 30th at 9:00AM PDT (UTC-8)

We are migrating to a new CDN, Bintray, for our artifacts, rather than using a single-server host, Artifactory. This should entail better performance for resolving artifacts across all our projects. While we expect there to be no outages or impact of any kind on users, please report any oddities you find to us on Twitter via @typesafe

Have a productive day!


Akka wins 2015 JAX Award for Most Innovative Open Source Technology

Last night at the JAX conference in Mainz, Germany, three awards were given to the most innovative forces of good working on the JVM today. In an article on JAXenter, we read that Akka received the most votes for Most Innovative Open Technology, while Java 8 was voted, somewhat circularly, for being the Most Innovative Java Technology. JAX also has a Special Jury award, for which Netflix OSS was recognized for their technological and cultural contributions to the JVM industry–and maybe to thank them for House of Cards.


Codacy Q&A: Interview with Jaime Jorge

April 10, 2015

As a crew of passionate developers, we’re always excited to highlight companies that seek to make coding more beautiful and simple. Today, we’re excited to share an interview with Jaime Jorge from Codacy where we discuss how they make it easier to do code reviews by automating the process. Codacy helps developers to enforce a coding standard, save time in code reviews and ship higher code quality.


Akka.NET: the Reactive Story Continues on the Microsoft CLR

April 9, 2015

Today we are thrilled by the announcement of Akka.NET 1.0, a port of Akka from the JVM to Microsoft’s Common Language Runtime (CLR). The team and community around Roger Alsing and Aaron Stannard valiantly took it upon themselves to supply the growing open-source movement in the .NET world with a full-fledged reactive toolkit, making the benefits of reactive application design available to C# and F# developers.