Commitment to the Java Ecosystem

At Lightbend, we’re committed to helping developers build massively scalable applications on the JVM. Many users of the Lightbend Reactive Platform develop with Java as their programming language of choice.

Java is a first-class citizen in Lightbend technologies. Akka has sophisticated API’s for Java. This means smooth interoperability and no need to learn or adopt Scala for current or future projects. Similarly, Play Framework is a pure Java and Scala framework that allows you to keep your preferred development tools and libraries. If you already use Java or Scala as a development platform, you don’t need to switch to another language, another IDE, or other libraries. When Lagom Framework was launched, Java APIs were the first to be supported.

Particularly with the release of Java 8 we are excited to show you how to use the new language features when building Reactive applications.