Typesafe today announced that Rod Johnson, co-founder of SpringSource, has joined the company’s board of directors. Additionally, Typesafe announced a fivefold increase in training revenue, underscoring the increasing adoption of Scala currently underway. As an example of massive interest in Scala, Typesafe co-founder Martin Odersky’s free, 7-week course titled, “Functional Programming Principles in Scala” has attracted more than 45,000 registrants on Coursera. The company will be presenting 4 of the 18 Scala-related conference sessions during JavaOne.
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