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http://content.guardi...) as our first project in Scala, starting at the beginning of 2010. I'll talk about how we managed the transition and how we learnt scala as a team, with lots of practical examples and code samples. The Guardian's Open Platform initiative enables partners to build applications with The Guardian. As part of this initiative, The Guardian provides the Content API - a rich interface to all The Guardian's content and metadata back to 1991 - over 1 million documents. This talk starts with a brief overview of the latest iteration of the content API. It will then cover how we implemented this in Scala using Solr, addressing real-world problems in creating an index of content: how we represented a complex relational database model in Solr how we keep the index up to date, meeting a sub-5 minute end-to-end update requirement how we update the schema as the API evolves, with zero downtime how we scale in response to unpredictable demand, using cloud services **IMPORTANT READ ME TO REGISTER ** Skills Matter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance it is essential that you confirm your place at this link:
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