Typesafe Releases Updated Distribution of Scala and Akka
Typesafe Stack 1.1 includes latest versions of the open source Scala language and Akka middleware
JAVA ONE (PAVILION #7), San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2011) — Typesafe, the Scala company, today announced the release of Typesafe Stack 1.1, the latest update to its commercial product offering. The latest release includes new features and enhancements from the community releases of Scala 2.9.1 and Akka 1.2.
Documentation, training and consulting services for Typesafe Stack 1.1 are immediately available for customers who purchase the Typesafe Subscription. These services help extend the use and productivity of Scala in the Java ecosystem, while preserving compatibility with investments that enterprise companies have made in Java technology and talent over the last two decades as well as ensuring speedy deployments of Scala based applications.
Scala, a modern programming language designed for today’s multicore hardware and cloud computing workloads, runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and offers complete interoperability with Java. Adjustments in version 2.9.1 provide Scala performance improvements.
Akka is a an open source toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications on the JVM using actors, STM (software transactional memory) and transactors.
Akka 1.2 highlights include:
- Durable actor mailboxes (File-based transaction log, Redis-based, MongoDB-based, ZooKeeper-based and Beanstalk-based)
- Richer API for Actor life-cycle management and invocation tracing
- Improved Future API
- Improved TestKit for testing Actor-based systems
“Typesafe Stack 1.1 builds upon the great success we’ve had with the initial release of the Typesafe Stack earlier this year,” said Martin Odersky, Chairman and Chief Architect of Typesafe. “With 1.1, we are delivering on our commitment to provide regular product updates for commercial adopters of Scala and Akka. Enhanced performance capabilities and added features in the new release enable our users to build more scalable and reliable applications for multicore and cloud computing.”
- Read the Scala 2.9.1 release notes
- Read the Akka 1.2 release notes
- Download Typesafe Stack 1.1
- Check out the Typesafe blog
- Follow @typesafe on Twitter
Typesafe, the Scala company, provides the most scalable software platform designed for the computing architectures of the future—multicore, parallel and cloud applications. It does this through Scala, the 100 percent Java-compatible programming language created by Typesafe co-founder Martin Odersky for modern computing architectures. Scala has a rapidly growing community of users and contributors, and is proven in production with some of the world’s most highly trafficked web properties, including Foursquare, LinkedIn and Twitter. The company’s Typesafe Stack provides a Scala runtime and Akka middleware solution with tools to accelerate Scala development. Typesafe provides subscription support, training and services for organizations ready to bet their software architecture on Scala. Backed by Greylock Partners, Typesafe is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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