TheServerSide: IBM, Lightbend team up on cognitive application development platform
IBM and Lightbend join forces to help bring microservices to IBM's WebSphere platform, with new Scala- and Java-based tools for cognitive application development. IBM has entered into an extended partnership with Lightbend Inc., the provider of a popular Scala development platform known as the Lightbend Reactive Platform, to bolster IBM's portfolio of tools for building cognitive applications.
Bob Lord, IBM's chief digital officer, said in a statement: "We believe the use of the Lightbend Reactive Platform is essential to building today's modern infrastructures. Lightbend represents IBM's continuous commitment to the Java and Scala communities. Java and Scala are the languages of cognitive and AI development, and cognitive development is the future."