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Scala Launches on Heroku

Heroku and Typesafe Partner to Bring Scala to the Heroku Platform

Heroku’s polyglot platform now supports the powerful Scala programming language for today's cloud applications

JAVA ONE (PAVILION #7), San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2011) — Typesafe, the Scala company, has partnered with Heroku in a collaboration to add Scala support to the Heroku platform.  Heroku is the leading open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and a Salesforce.com company [NYSE: CRM]. 

Created by Typesafe co-founder Martin Odersky, Scala is a modern programming language designed for today’s multicore hardware architectures and cloud computing workloads. Because it runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Scala offers complete interoperability with Java. 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.

“Developers can now write their apps in Scala and deploy them instantly to the world's most scalable cloud application platform,” said Adam Wiggins, Heroku co-founder and CTO. “The Scala programming language, Typesafe's Akka middleware, and Heroku's platform are a powerful combination for developers building and delivering the next generation of applications and services on the web.”

“Scala is well suited for cloud computing applications,” said Martin Odersky, Chairman and Chief Architect of Typesafe and the creator of Scala. “Its unique integration of object-oriented and functional language features makes it a scalable and productive way to code for cloud environments like Heroku.”

Heroku was founded in 2007 by application developers for application developers, with the goal of making the deployment and management of next-generation cloud apps as easy as their development. The application platform features a workflow and interface designed around how developers work. Because the platform is a service, there are no virtual machines to manage, no software to install, and no hardware to manage.

To learn more about Scala on Heroku, visit Typesafe in Pavilion #7 at JavaOne 2011.

Online Resources

  • Read about Scala on Heroku at the Typesafe blog
  • Follow the quickstart for Scala at the Heroku blog
  • Learn more about Scala support in the Heroku Dev Center
  • Visit the Typesafe website
  • Download the Typesafe Stack
  • Visit the Scala community website
  • Follow @typesafe on Twitter

About Heroku

Heroku is the leading open platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Heroku is a passionate and active supporter of Ruby technologies and cloud architecture. Heroku was recently named to the "Dow Jones FASTech 50 Start-ups to Watch" list, recognized as a Gartner ‘Cool Vendor in Application Platforms as a Service’ in April 2010, named to the Always OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies, and recognized as a ‘Best Products of 2009’ and ‘Best Platform of 2010’ by ReadWriteWeb. In April 2011, Heroku was named #2 on its annual list of 'Best Places to Work' in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. For more information, please visit http://heroku.com and http://blog.heroku.com or follow Heroku on Twitter at http://twitter.com/heroku. Heroku is a wholly owned subsidiary of salesforce.com.

About Typesafe

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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Angel Lopez
LEWIS Pulse for Typesafe