[Note: this article by Sam Dean originally appeared on ostatic.com]
Lightbend (a company many remember as Typesafe), the firm behind the Reactive Platform that includes the Akka, Play and Lagom Frameworks as well as the Scala programming language, has announced the results of a new survey of 2,151 Java Virtual Machine (JVM) developers and IT professionals.
Among other findings, the survey found that Scala developers are outpacing Java developers when it comes to microservices adoption and developers from both camps think containers have strong potential to disrupt the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) landscape.
The full survey captures both Java and Scala adoption patterns around microservices, cloud native initiatives and more. It found the following:
"Developers and Datacenter Operators are pursuing similar concepts in parallel today," said Mark Brewer, CEO of Lightbend. "While the Reactive movement encapsulates the sort of flexibility and resilience that the modern application is required to achieve, actually running these applications in production is pushing operations to become more elastic and lighter weight as well. Fast Data and Cloud flexibility are two trends that are driving this renaissance in converging Dev and Ops and driving new patterns into application architecture."Read More