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

From: Jose M.
Sent on: Sunday, October 6, 2013 11:16 AM
Hi,

in the company I work for we have been using scala for two years. I agree with the fact that scala can be a bit complex, though it would be as complex as you want to. Joseph if you want to get into scala send me an email and I can give you more information, as I think is a different topic to this thread.

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On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM, 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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