Lightbend Training for Scala, Akka, Play and Apache Spark

Having a team adopt new technologies and approaches to software development is a daunting task.  New paradigms and unfamiliar ontologies headline the biggest risks to having a team be productive quickly.  Lightbend has a suite of training classes to help you adopt whatever components of Reactive Platform you need to be responsive to you customers by creating resilient and elastic applications.

February 21, 2016

The How and Why of Fast Data Analytics with Apache Spark

In recent years, Fast Data, not Big Data, has been more important to react to real-time events and decision making; slower batch processing of large data sets with Hadoop is not always as important for most SMEs. So if your data pipeline is bloated and ready for an upgrade, this webinar will provide you with an overview of what Spark is and gain an understanding of why it is indeed the right tool to improve your Fast Data strategy.

February 4, 2016

What Architects Should Know About Reactive Design Patterns

In this presentation by Dr. Roland Kuhn, we explore several architecture elements that are commonly found in reactive systems, like the circuit breaker, various replication techniques, and flow control protocols. These patterns are language agnostic and also independent of the abundant choice of reactive programming frameworks and libraries. They are well-specified starting points for exploring the design space of a concrete problem: thinking is strictly required!


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.

June 26, 2014

Webinar: Lambdas Have Come to Java 8

Lambdas have come to Java!  Now that more developers have access to this powerful abstraction, many will wonder about the dynamics of how they work and how to best leverage them in their code.  In our most recent webinar, Ryan Knight discusses why lambdas are useful and how to best leverage them in Scala, Java 8, Clojure and JRuby.


Play All Day Webinar Series

Join us for Play Day, our first ever virtual conference on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014. We’re hosting a full day of webinars all about the Play Framework! Speakers from the Typesafe Play team, Huffington Post, Angie’s List, Gilt and more will share their experiences with Play.


Reactive Streams Webinar Q&A

Last week we hosted a webinar, Introducing Reactive Streams, with Roland Kuhn, Akka tech lead. Over 900 people registered for the event, and we had some really great questions submitted for the Q&A. Konrad Malawski, software engineer at Typesafe, responded to folks in real time, but we thought our readers might find some of the conversations interesting, so we’re sharing on our blog!

March 10, 2014

Upcoming webinars: Akka Persistence and Java 8

As many of our readers know, we've been hosting monthly webinars now since August 2013, and (aside from some problems with Citrix not supporting Linux) have experienced great success sharing content about our platform and related technologies with our community. Some of our most successful webinars have been Stefan Zeiger's Introducing Slick 2.0, Mathias Doenitz' s presentation about Spray on Akka, and James Ward on Optimizing Play for Production

February 5, 2014

Webinar: Introducing Slick 2.0!

Yesterday Stefan Zeiger, Slick tech lead, hosted a webinar about the newly released Slick 2.0. Slick is the most efficient library available for functional programmers connecting applications to relational databases, so this presentation serves as a great way to familiarize yourself with new features and updates. 

January 23, 2014

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. 


Watch Newest Webinar! Failure: The Good Parts

This week, our Director of Engineering, Viktor Klang, hosted a webinar—Failure: The Good Parts. In the presentation, Klang explores best practices for recovery, testing and checking when building concurrent, distributed software, and outlines how failure management is not an option.


A Java Developer's Primer to the Typesafe Platform

The Typesafe Platform enables Java developers to build Reactive Applications using a suite of open source tools and runtimes. Join us on September 25th for a webinar led by James Ward on how to get started creating interactive web front-ends with Play Framework and build a resilient and scalable system on Akka's event-driven foundation. Through code examples and live demos, you'll learn how to get started with the Typesafe Platform.



Reactive Summit 2016

Austin (TX) - October 4-5


Fast Data Architectures For Streaming Applications

by Dean Wampler


Enterprise Development Trends 2016

Cloud, Container and Microservices Insights from 2100 JVM Developers


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A High-Level Technical Overview For Decision Makers