Re: [ljc] Why hasn't Scala and functional programming taken off

From: Adam R.
Sent on: Friday, October 4, 2013 1:39 PM
I am not sure if you are trolling, but here goes...

Scala has taken off masively, I work around London and frequently
attend various tech meetups (including LSUG). Many interesting
companies in and around London are using Scala for serious project,
just last week I went to a talk at ITV who have a Scala team and are
recruiting Scala developers right now. We are using Scala in
production at the UK Government organisation I work for and are now
authoring all new systems on in Scala rather than Java. Just look
around there are Scala companies and Scala jobs available at big name
places.

Conversely Java has a massive market base and there are plenty of
people who do not want to re-skill or see the point as long as they
continue to be employable. The shift is a slow one due to the size of
the beast!

On 4 October[masked]:51, Joseph Odanmen <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I have enjoyed reading comments on how to get into FP and Scala and overcoming the habits of OO.
>
> For a while now and reading people's comments, it would seem Scala and FP in general is a fantastic answer to the bottlenecks we have in OO, particularly multi-threading.
>
> So my question is why hasn't Scala and indeed the FP approach to software development taken off in mainstream and commerical software development? Does Java have to fully FP to really get FP going? Scala isn't doing it.
>
> I would love to get into Scala and FP but quite frankly, it is hardly used commercially.
>
> Regards
>
> Joseph
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