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

From: Mark H.
Sent on: Friday, October 4, 2013 3:28 PM
Been following this thread with some interest as Barry and I have managed to persuade Jamie Allen of Typesafe, who is keynoting at JAX London, to talk at the LJC meetup that's part of the JAX London Community Night on October 29th.

He's going to do a talk about building reactive applications for Java developers, and how to do that with the Typesafe stack, whilst comparing and contrasting how that is done with Java versus Scala.

Jamie is a super cool guy who will totally be up for some follow-up chats too about al things Scala, and will love to get involved in discussion like this one.

Come join.  

Register at http://www.amiand...­.  This is a joint LJC and JAX London event, so sign up via via this link rather than normal meet-up site.  

Cheers
Mark



On Oct 4, 2013, at 2:16 PM, Adam Retter wrote:

> 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
>> Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone on O2
>> 
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