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Typesafe Newsletter - December 2012 Wrap Up

Typesafe periodically assembles the top news items related to Typesafe, Scala, Akka, and Play Framework. Subscribe now to get it via email! Here is the Typesafe Newsletter from December 2012:

Why Learn Scala in 2013?

2012 was a big year for the Scala programming language! If you haven't learned Scala yet perhaps 2013 should be the year. We've assembled a list of some of the best articles of 2012 that address the "why learn Scala" question. Read more...

Akka 2.1.0 Released

The new Akka 2.1.0 release makes for a nice holiday gift! Akka 2.1.0 now includes cluster support, forming a powerful substrate on which elastic cloud-based applications are built. There are a ton of other new features like support for Apache Camel. Read more...

Jonas Bonér, Typesafe CTO, is Sweden's Top Developer

Every year Computer Sweden creates a list of their country’s top developers. This year we are thrilled that Jonas Bonér, the Typesafe CTO, has been named Sweden’s Top Developer! Jonas created Akka and co-founded Typesafe. He is still actively contributing code to the Akka project while also figuring the next big problems in software. Read more...

SpringSource Releases Spring Scala

Many Java developers use the Spring Framework as the foundation for their applications so it’s great to see direct support for using Spring from Scala. The combination of Spring and Scala means that code for composing applications is concise and elegant. Read more...

Rod Johnson is "writing purely in Scala"

The creator of the Spring Framework and now Typesafe board member, Rod Johnson, was recently interviewed on the TechCast podcast. In the podcast Rod talks about his move from Java to Scala and how he now writes code "purely in Scala." Read more...

Odersky's Functional Programming Course Has 1.7m Lecture Views

This past fall Martin Odersky taught an online class about Functional Programming Principles in Scala. The course was a huge success with more than 50,000 developers viewing lecture videos a total of 1.7 million times! Read more...

2012 was a great year! Stay tuned for more exciting news in 2013 by subscribing to the Typesafe Newsletter!

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