We love developing scalable systems using Scala language @ Sphere. Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, AirBnD, Netflix, LinkedIn, or Walmart do.
To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them. There’s a REPL and IDE worksheets for quick feedback. Developers like it so much that Scala won the ScriptBowl contest at the 2012 JavaOne conference.
At the same time, Scala is the preferred workhorse language for many mission critical server systems. The generated code is on a par with Java’s and its precise typing means that many problems are caught at compile-time rather than after deployment.
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Scala’s blend of object-oriented and functional programming allow to use it to quickly build things from simple parts as well making it easy to construct complex systems and to adapt them to new demands.
Scala name refers to “Scalable Language” which means it was designed to fit multicore and distributed computing world with large development teams, large codebases, and large numbers of CPU cores.
Scala runs on JVM and is fully interoperable with Java. You can use existing Java libraries and Java tools, call Java methods, access Java fields, inherit from Java classes, and implement Java interfaces. In some cases, Scala and Java could be combined
Typical Scala programs are twice shorter as compared to Java. Brevity means less time spent on writing, reading and understanding code as well as fewer possibilities of the defects.
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Play is a framework that makes it easy to build scalable, fast and real-time web and mobile applications with Java & Scala. It aims to optimize developer productivity by using convention over configuration, hot code reloading and display of errors in the browser.
Akka is a toolkit and runtime simplifying the implementation of the Actor concurrency model and construction of concurrent and distributed applications on the JVM. Akka enables adaptive cluster management, load balancing, routing, partitioning and sharding.
Spark is a fast and general cluster computing framework for large-scale data processing built on Scala. Spark runs on Hadoop, Mesos, standalone, or in the cloud and powers a wide range of organizations to process large datasets.
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