SAN FRANCISCO, CA--( July 23, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced that Scala has been selected as one of the "10 Kick-Ass Technologies Modern Developers Love" in an independent study conducted by RebelLabs, the research and content think tank of ZeroTurnaround.
The study set out to reveal the technologies most "loved and chosen specifically by geeks" based on selection criteria of "Market Data" (raw % of market, relative size of market, level of fragmentation), "Developer Feedback" (i.e. explicit responses from surveys), "Amount of Buzz" (press coverage, social media share, community presence), and "Anecdotal Evidence" (personal conversations, stories, gut feeling). In being recognized, Scala joined other hot developer technologies that got a nod, including (in alphabetical order): Confluence, Git, Gradle, Groovy, IntelliJ IDEA, Jenkins, JIRA, MongoDB and Tomcat + TomEE.
"Scala has evolved a lot since its inception in 2004," said Martin Odersky, creator of Scala. "Its user base has grown to a size I could have never imagined back then, and has been picked up in industries ranging from major enterprises and financial institutions to startups. Being recognized by RebelLabs is a huge honor and validates the work we're doing to create an elegant and powerful programming language."
According to the study, when developers were asked "which alternative JVM (Java Virtual Machine) language they would be most interested in learning," 47% listed Scala as their next choice. The study cites high interest in Scala's sbt, and Typesafe's "focus and the community backing of the Scala ecosystem of tools, including Akka and Play" among key contributing factors for the rise of Scala's popularity as a language.
Typesafe (Twitter: @Typesafe) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Typesafe Reactive Platform, you can create modern, event-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures. Typesafe Activator, a browser-based tool with reusable templates, makes it easy to get started with Play Framework, Akka and Scala. Backed by Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Juniper Networks, Typesafe is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Switzerland and Sweden. To start building Reactive applications today, download Typesafe Activator!